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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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They don't make them like this anymore.

We reached the castle walking up Fort Street from downtown in about 30 minutes or so. The house is quite large and well preserved considering all the ownership changes over the... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
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We reached the castle walking up Fort Street from downtown in about 30 minutes or so. The house is quite large and well preserved considering all the ownership changes over the years. Anyone who is a fan of period living and architecture will enjoy the visit. There is a 36 minute movie, which is interesting if you have the time... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the way they have caught the atmosphere of the time by including the dress, the dinnerware, everything about everyday life reflecting the time period. Wish we had more time to listen to the historical movie but were tight for time.

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Thank Kasjones
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This home has an amazing history, and equally amazing story of craftsmen. The best talent available was employed to build the home and it shows. This was some of the finest woodworking I have ever seen. Be prepared for a lot of steps.

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Thank secauley
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum society has done a wonderful job of preserving the house and collecting the original furnishings. A really interesting way to spend an afternoon. It's a shame the land around was sold off as the grounds would have been stunning. You forget how close the houses are until you come to a window or walk outside.

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Thank Kat G
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is amazing to see. They have kept it in amazing condition and the people who work there are able to share its history. Loved it and would go back again.

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Riviera Maya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it's a nice castle, but more than a castle is more like a big house of a rich family, yes it's very nice, antique stuff that transports you a century ago, great place for family, but it's not really a castle

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Thank Mayanexplore01
Monza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited lots of castles but this castle is too grand to be missed. Its grandeur is beyong words and definitely worth a visit. Great for rainy days.

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Thank Beatitudesooi
Vancouver, Canada
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I just adore castles and since I'm from Europe, any castle I see I pretty much like :) this one is charming both on the outside and inside. I only wish there was more around the castle too.

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Thank Romana S
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic home has a great history in Victoria, and wonderful architectural details. The stonework and woodwork are incredible. Lovely gift shop on site. After dark there are ghosts...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit! They offer a transparent look at the family's life and home. It'll be a wonderful tv series...someday! Worth including this in your Victoria experience.

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