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Address: 1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
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Completed in 1890, Craigdarroch is a stately home built by the pioneering...

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 luxurious interior has been restored to look as though the visitor is a guest of Mrs. Dunsmuir during the 1890s. It features beautiful woodwork, unique Victorian artifacts, and an impressive collection of original stained glass, all within a pleasant walk from downtown Victoria.

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Beautiful home

This is a really nice castle that sits atop the hill. It's nicely set up and staged. Wood panels in the majority of the house are beautiful as well as the stained glass windows... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Port Orchard, Washington
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torontocanada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After toronto casa loma, this place could do better on overall tour but if you like history and homes nice to take a look !

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Port Orchard, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really nice castle that sits atop the hill. It's nicely set up and staged. Wood panels in the majority of the house are beautiful as well as the stained glass windows throughout the place. We had a wonderful time wandering around looking at the various rooms and checking out all the stained glass work. It is very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I got there before the place opened and was pressed for time so I never got to go inside the building I did walk around the exterior of the building the architecture is quite amazing there is some parking not a huge amount and the building is very European

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Thank John C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great little tour! it's a super cool old mansion with lots of dark corners to peak into. There's a cool story behind the different uses of the property, including a recovery hospital and the beginning of the University of Victoria when it started as a college. This is definitely worth checking out!

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Meaford, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a history buff like I am this is a must see. I wasn't able to do the entire castle quite unfortunately, as there are 4 floors with quite a few stairs. Due to a couple of injuries that require me having to use a cane, the stairs were a little bit of a problem. I would've loved to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Craigdarroch Castle. Great to see the society working to keep the Castle going. The history was quite interesting. The stained glass windows was the highlight for me.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice little tour but quite costly for a group. We had family down and a few kids and for the half hour maybe longer it wasn't worth it. We won't be taking family there now when they come visit... there are too many other options for that price that we can enjoy more.

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Russellville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I came here on a Sunday afternoon. We rode the Grayline Sightseeing bus and only had to walk about one block to get to the castle. Entrance fee was around $10 I think? The castle is a lot larger than you originally think it is and the history is really neat!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the visit, what a great way to spend a couple hours. The building is unique and far from perfect which adds to its charm. The snippets of historical facts about the family are great, really gives you a glimpse into another place and time. Really enjoyed this. Lots of stairs, so a bonus workout is included as a result!

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a couple of hours to kill so we stopped in and were very pleasantly surprised. It had been more than 30 years since we had been to visit and it was heartwarming to see the restoration work that has been undertaken. While I really enjoyed the self guided tour so one could take their time, there was enough staff... More 

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