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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hatley Park National Historic Site

Hatley Park National Historic Site
2005 Sooke Road, Colwood, British Columbia V9B 5Y2 , Canada
250-391-2666
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Colwood
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Gardens, Parks, Cultural
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Owner description: An 800-acre park full of gently rolling lawns and lots of trees.
Abbotsford, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a gorgeous setting. While we did not pay to go into the gardens, we walked around the grounds and took some great family photos.

This castle has been well preserved and was fun for the whole family as there was lots of green space the kids could run. Very scenic, right on the ocean for great views!

Visited October 2013
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Regina, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Amazing Castle and Interesting History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Was on campus at Royal Roads for 3 weeks and had a chance to take a tour of Hatley Castle. Very interesting history was shared by the tour guide. The room with the pool table was particularly neat. The tour guide had a personal ghost experience that she shared with us that really made the hair on your neck stand up!!

The grounds and gardens are beautiful - only wish I had more time to really enjoy them. Lots of running trails in the immediate area.

Visited September 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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53 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A canadian castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Loved our trip to hatley castle and royal roads. We took a tour and thoroughly enjoyed the history of the houses building and its eventually occupation by royal navy cadets. The castle is stunning inside and out

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A fairy tale of castles, exquisite gardens, virgin forest and duck-filled lagoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Forget the other private garden in Victoria that seems to get all the attention, this Hational Historic Park can boast a sublime rose garden, Italian garden and Japanese garden with ponds and a trout stream. And then there's the castellated mansion and the peacocks walking around. Really. This is a national-class park that should be much better known. And it should be in the Victoria listings, not hidden away in Esquimalt listings on Trip Advisor.

Visited August 2013
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Maple Ridge
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“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We did the 1 hour tour, and our guide was so knowledgeable, it was the most beautiful house, and the immediate gardens were gorgeous. A must see, if doing the Fort Rodd Hill tour, in the same vicinity.

Visited July 2013
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