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Craigdarroch Castle
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Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria
Ranked #7 of 180 things to do in Victoria
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Owner description: 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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“Very interesting”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

This castle is in a residential neighborhood! It was enjoyable to learn about the family that built it and the way it's been used after the mother died and the daughters sold it.

Visited April 2013
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“Great site”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Had a wonderful audio tour of a castle with great history. Has a great view of Vancouver. The grounds also have a great view

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“An urban surprise!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Located not far from the downtown area on the way to Oak Bay up Fort Street, you will find the urban castle that was built by the same affluent founding family that built Hatley Castle. This building is elegant and while the surrounding neighbourhood has encroached on the once expansive grounds, there is still an unmistakeable regal air to the building. Give yourself a lengthy time to see it all and you won't be disappointed. Architecture and style that gives you the old world British feel that is quintessentially Victoria!

Visited October 2012
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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Step into the past”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This castle is absolutely amazing. It is like stepping back a hundred years into the past and into the lap of luxury. The tour is self guided but well done and you can take as many pictures as you like.

Visited October 2012
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Sidney, Canada
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“interesting time”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

this place is very interesting to see how it used to be in past era, great thing to do on a rainy day,

Visited February 2013
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