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Address: 1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-592-5323
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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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We visited Victoria as a port of call for a cruise. We stopped at the castle as part of our bus tour. It was very cool to see although maybe not a traditional castle. More of a... read more

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Victoria as a port of call for a cruise. We stopped at the castle as part of our bus tour. It was very cool to see although maybe not a traditional castle. More of a mansion but they have restored it to show a good idea of the time period. Worth a look.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A designated national historic site, this home was completed in 1890 for Robert Dunsmuir, a coal baron, and his family. You will get a chance to admire all the intricate woodwork, beautifully designed stained glass, and of course Victorian furnishings. There are apparently 87 steps, spread out over four floors, up to the tower. Located in a residential area of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been to Craigdarroch Castle about 10 years ago and as I knew that the restorations were ongoing a repeat trip was indicated. I was not disappointed. Definitely a place to visit when in Victoria

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Thank AmandaBC M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This castle is located in a normal neighborhood. It's a bit strange and cool at the same time. This is a fun place to visit while in Victoria. I believe this home used to be a hospital at one point also. There is a fee to enter (there's a student discount too!) and before entering the premises, there's a shoe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Craigdarroch Castle is one of the best place to visit in Victoria. Inspired from Scottish Architecture . In the castle very nice oak wood work done and interior of rooms are also very nice .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful stately view into the past. Relatively smaller rooms than what I was expecting. Lots of wood paneling, antiques and clothing. Lots of good information. Lots to see on the outside as well. Bit of a walk from downtown but worth it. Set in a residential neighbourhood. Really enjoyed the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the must see buildings even if you don't go in. This could be set in the Black Forest of Germany. The inside is as one might expect of an old heritage building. Very impresive with the old staircases but the rooms are not large so don't expect Downton Abby! Rich in history and more worth taking if you... More 

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If you're close by you might as well go. The outside is stunning as well as the inside but it wasn't a big deal to me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked from downtown to the Castle. It is set in a residential area high on the hill above Victoria. The grounds were a little underwhelming., We didn't end up going inside as big groups of tourist buses arrived.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was 4 generations on our trip of all ages. Research was done prior to booking about carrier for toddler and was advised ok to bring. Upon arrival was denied entrance with it on and was told to just set it outside and come back later for it. Had all personal documents etc. needless to say a parent and child... More 

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