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Craigdarroch Castle: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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1050 Joan Cres, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 3L5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I visited this castle in October 2019. It was beautiful inside. It was very interesting. Staff was very knowledgeable and answered my questions. They do offer student discount here. So don’t forget your student ID if you are a student!!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ShibaShadow
Reviewed 2 days ago

We found this place thanks to the hop on hop off bus and its stunning. Such an amazing place to wonder the halls and get a sense of the past. You are free to wonder through all the rooms which is unusual. You could spend...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the castle. The volunteers are very knowledgable, we learned a lot about the history of the home. A great way to spend a rainy morning!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worthwhile place to see. Wonderful piece of history. Easy walkable tour of the house with so much history. Located in a gorgeous neighborhood.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kellih859
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were very impressed and surprised. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The Castle is very luxurious and lavish. Well maintained. You are allowed to tour all four floors. A definite recommend while visiting Victoria.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SurreyTravelGal
Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice piece of history that is being well cared for and improved as a historical monument on an on-going basis. Well worth the time and entrance fee.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 902chuckd
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an impressive building, both inside and out, abs the efforts to restore to it's original glory are great. However to those outside of Canada & the USA, this isn't a castle as you'd expect, more of a reasonably sized private house built at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Craigdarroch Castle is a really quirky mix of every building style known to man at the end of the 19th century! Its interiors,all the woodwork, fittings, soft furnishings - everything, were made to measure by mail order catalogue but all fit perfectly. The volunteer guides...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 347liz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of this house is fascinating, full of luxury, opulence and wealth. The Dunsmuir family was very wealthy from coal finds in Nanaimo, and James Dunsmuir wanted to flaunt his wealth and importance to Victoria and the world, by building the most luxurious mansion...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 970wandak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully restored while still recognizing the later history of this beautiful building. Loved all the history and facts. Many beautiful stain glass windows. An absolute must see.

Date of experience: September 2019
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12 June 2019|
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Response from Bellpine | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are stairs; interspersed throughout the tour.
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23 May 2019|
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Response from penny-alexander1972 | Reviewed this property |
There are hand rails yes. As for the stairs they were all good. The staircases were also wide so you could go at your own pace.
1 May 2019|
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Response from Jimmy N | Reviewed this property |
Give me more information. How old are you? Are you healthy? A healthy single individual can easily walk to the castle. Families, elderly and and handicapped should take a ten dollar taxi. Like all castles, it sits up on a... More