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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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If you have the chance to visit the castle after dark you will not be disappointed because it is so beautiful when lit.

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Marion, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you have the chance to visit the castle after dark you will not be disappointed because it is so beautiful when lit.

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Thank ersenter
newark, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you adore intricate stained glass windows and beautiful period antiques, Craigdarroch is a must. Had a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting visit.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle is about 5 stories tall and has a lot of history. There was a lot of in-fighting in the family and much of it is chronicled. Some awesome woodwork. The castle can be seen from much of the city as it is near the top of a hill.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Really enjoyed the tour!! Nice walk from downtown. Lots of steps to climb. Beautiful wood everywhere.

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Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A multi-storied, stone building with a history of being unwanted and now a beautifully restored highlight of Victoria's architecture. Beautiful wood finishes...even the ceiling have panels! Many examples of intricate carving. Take the time to take the walking tour -- there are many volunteers to answer questions...but keep your hands away from the wood :)

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had the pleasure of touring the castle this week as part of our Christmas preparations here in Victoria. We found it to be a fascinating look into the 19th. century and the history of one of Vancouver Island's robber baron families heavily invested in the coal mining industry. The Dunsmiur family was quite well known in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the walking tour through this beautiful house with its staged rooms. If you are into your history then this is one for you. The team are lovely and friendly and the place is not too crowded so you can go at your own pace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the castle at least a dozen times throughout 20 years. I see something new every time I visit and I'm always impressed with the handcarved decor and architecture. A very beautiful treasure!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second time at Craigdorrogh castle, and I learned a little more about this beautiful place. Restored and maintained to show its splendour, the Dunsmuir family estate had several incarnations. One learns about life in this grand house by reading various signs on every one of the four floors. The staircase is magnificent. Gorgeous original stain glass windows... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The family thoroughly enjoyed exploring this building and learning about its history. It's very well set up, and the staff onsite were great (and very patient with my kids!)

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