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Craigdarroch Castle
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Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour
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1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
Ranked #6 of 200 things to do in Victoria
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Saskatchewan, Canada
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Reviewed May 12, 2004

I have visited the castle many times with my family when we go to Victoria for a holiday... We love Victoria very much and love to go there... Although I am only 15 years old I enjoy the castle very much... They have restored the castle very well... It is such a neat place and when you are there you feel like you belong there or something.. It is kind of hard to explain.. It is like the Dunsmuirs are still living there... I guess what I am trying to say is when you go there you can imagine what it would have been like to live there... It is a great place... and never gets boring to go and see.... I love how they have left many original things in the castle that were there from the very start... It gives it something extra... The neatest experience in the castle is when you first enter the main part after you pay and everything... a person will meet you there and give you a guide for the castle that explains each room and what is original in that particular room.... they then will tell you to look up from where you are standing... You look up and you see all the storeys of the castle... It is awesome... We will be sure to go back there many more times when we go out to Victoria... KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK... Believe me this is a place you will want to see!!!!

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Reviewed April 23, 2004

I am delighted by this lovely "castle" Fortunatly I have visited many times and even purchased slate for the roof as gifts for family members. Think of this place as one of the attractions you can't leave Victoria without seeing. Romantic, charming and beautiful and so carefully taken care of. I have visited several times for over 25 years and look forward to my next visit and I hope it will be soon.

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