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Craigdarroch Castle

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“dunsmuir family”(117 reviews)
“self guided tour”(193 reviews)
“coal baron”(61 reviews)
Completed in 1890, Craigdarroch is a stately home built by the pioneering couple Robert and Joan Dunsmuir, who at the time of its construction were the wealthiest people in British Columbia. Called a 'castle' due to its imposing exterior, the...more
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1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
+1 250-592-5323
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved touring this castle. It was filled with period-style antiques and lots of information about the family that built and lived in it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having not been to "the Castle" in over 20 years, it was wonderful to come back and see all the work that has been done and completed. The workmanship is amazing , the rooms, halls and truly stunning staircases will fill you will wonder and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a place to spend a few hours. The woodwork was stunning and the architecture was amazing.There was so much to see and we could have gone back a second time and still wouldn't have seen all the unique and interesting things. If you don’t...More

1  Thank 720sherril
Reviewed 1 week ago

definitely a place to spend a few ours. the woodwork was stunning and the architecture was amazing. there is a 35 min film that you must watch. there are plenty of stairs to go up so if you are not capable of that then this...More

1  Thank debbie1961255068
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only reason I rated it a 4 is the people taking money are bland and appear they do not like their jobs.Secondly, if you are disabled, there is no accessible means of getting to the floors (4). Don't dress too warm because by the time...More

1  Thank Dill P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To think I have been to Victoria hundreds of times, and just made it to this spectacular site now! The woodwork alone is worth a visit. Notice all the different inlays in the wooden floors. Also, don’t miss the 35 minute film. The pictures are...More

Thank apiutarde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definatley a place to spend a few hours specially if you are into history or architecture. Amazingly preserved and restored.

Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am limited in my movement and could not find a way to get inside the castle. If there is access for those with mobility limitations there was no signage.

Thank snddowns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed touring Craigdarroch Castle. A unique glimpse into the life and customs of a privileged 1890s family. Helpful volunteers are scattered throughout the house to answer questions about the home. There is also a nice little gift shop located in the ticket office...More

Thank LoveBirds25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the Craigdarroch Castle on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed my visit.The Architecture is is amazing the woodwork inside is truly worthy of the Royals and of coarse the History that follows you through the whole visit is a great...More

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Fransiska L
15 June 2018|
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Response from CastleToby | Property representative |
The movie plays every hour on the half hour (9:30, 10:30, 1130, etc) and runs about 35 mins.
19 November 2017|
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Response from 007Laurie007 | Reviewed this property |
I never saw these questions before. So sorry. The play was brilliant.
Adrienne P
19 September 2017|
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Response from tshep42 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not.