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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
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
All reviews dunsmuir family self guided tour coal baron robert dunsmuir military hospital family history beautiful woodwork four floors period pieces old mansion interesting history stained glass victorian era piece of history step back in time own pace answer questions
We have been here many times, especially love going here at Christmas time - to watch the Christmas carol and you feel like you've stepped back to Dickens time. The building is lovely and the decorations magical.
Really an amazing Great House, but not even close to being a castle. In saying that it is well worth visiting. It does have a lot of fascinating history. I loved going from room to room and not only looking at the displays but reading...More
Went on the castle tour with our granddaughter visiting from Winnipeg. We all thoroughly enjoyed stepping back in time and hearing the history of the castle. Would recommend this activity on anyone's visit to Victoria
Well worth a visit! A real step back in time to catch a glimpse of how a wealthy family would have lived in Canada 100+ years ago. A great way to spend a few hours! Painstakingly restored and a ton of great information about all...More
Very weel organized, pleasant staff and lots of story!
A great place to go and enjoy a awesome and said family's story.
The guy that built it died before it was finished... But his wife and kids took advantage and built a beautiful story there....More
At Christmas the castle is decked out in all it's seasonal finery. Wonderful display give a look back into how the rich lived. Excellent layouts and well written information panels keep you well informed.
I have never seen this amount of residential wood paneling in all my life and travels. Four(4) complete floors of beautiful oak walls. Stunning four story prefab staircase ends up on the ballroom level. Wonderful granite stone and quality tile work too. The craftswork is...More
Craigdarroch Castle is a magnificent, albeit rather opulent, Victoria landmark. Built in 1890 for a wealthy coal baron and his wife, this “castle” has sat like an imposing leviathan atop one of Victoria’s highest hills (downtown) for just over 120 years. In that time, it...More