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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
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
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Did a tour of downtown and the castle. If your on the cruise ship and arriving at night, the downtown tour kind of sucks... But the castle was cool. Amazing the level of detail and craftsmanship on this.
I had a general idea of what this attraction was about, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn there were so many interesting facets of this house: it was used as a hospital and a university, as well as the Dunsmuir residence. The volunteer-run historical...More
Really enjoyed the castle. Nice freedom to walk around all the rooms, excellent tour. In a beautiful neighborhood to walk around as well, near the Government House and Christ Cathedral. Both are not to miss.
Visited the ‘castle’ as part of hop on hop off bus tour. An interesting building, home and history. Was not intentially built as a castle, but given this description due to turrets and roof line design. Many rooms decorated in the time it was built...More
It is a museum with history of the Dunsmuir family and old time in Canada. Restoration is in progress. I have not been to many castles but this one is definitely well maintained & preserved. Also, the staff members are friendly & passionate - at...More
We visited the castle as a part of our bus tour. It is a beautiful place with many stained glass windows and woodwork throughout. There were people to explain about the history of the castle as well as vintage pictures throughout the building.