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Hatley Castle

2005 Sooke Road, Colwood, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-391-2600
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Beautiful Gardens!!!

This grand castle has the most beautiful, lush, curated Japanese gardens I've ever seen. Every... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandra L
Good experience

This is a beautiful structure and has a nice garden with it. The day we visited it was raining and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warrior, Alabama
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And you thought your mother-in-law was bad: a mysterious old woman has been haunting this stately castle for years.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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2005 Sooke Road, Colwood, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-391-2600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This grand castle has the most beautiful, lush, curated Japanese gardens I've ever seen. Every angle renders a gasp. As if that weren't heaven on earth, the gardens continue to please with a world-class rose garden, perfectly manicured Italian garden, and mystical walk through the...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful structure and has a nice garden with it. The day we visited it was raining and a film crew was there setting up to film a large production. As a result, the garden tour was wet and hurried, and only 3...More

Thank ajollygal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those "must do" items when visiting Victoria. There is so much to see including a Japanese Garden, peacocks and a great view of the Olympic Mountains across the Juan de Fuca strait. The star attraction though is the castle which has...More

Thank AlbertaFoodGuy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to see the castle and gardens but did not realize most of the castle is not open to the public. The only accessible part is the first floor via a one hour, paid tour and the gift shop in the basement (which has...More

Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hatley Castle is gorgeous! It's nice to have such a beautiful piece of history in Victoria. Not only is the castle a beautiful site to see, bring your hiking shoes because a visit to the castle would be incomplete without a walk through the forest...More

1  Thank imjustatraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was an event (we came after hours) so we didn't get to see the gardens or inside, but it looked awesome from the outside and if we'd had time we'd go back. See Craigdarroch too and enjoy the drama of the family that built...More

Thank christinahO5389NO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lack of Handicap parking. We did find some however there was an event and they were blocked with a sign that we could not park there. We found one way down by the water. The walk up to the castle was painful...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to come here for the Mother's Day event they were having. Although the castle itself was disappointing, the gardens were absolutely beautiful.

Thank Bree D
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is a nice place to visit and walk around. There were no tours when we went - class was in session - but you can enjoy the castle and gardens regardless. Keep an eye open for the peacocks. The museum is informative, but unimpressive.

Thank Stesha M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A local told me to visit the gardens and it was a lovely place to walk and enjoy some spring weather. Had the castle tour that was informative and fun (X-Men filming location = new curtains!). The view to the Sound is lovely and I...More

Thank travel4days
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Helen K
Does the Tour Price include both the Castle AND the Gardens or are they charged separately?
21 June 2017|
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Response from Via_girl | Reviewed this property |
They are separate. Seniors rate for (guided) castle tour is $16.00 and for (self-guided) garden tour it's $8.75.
Christina H
How much time should we plan for a visit to Hayley Castle to see both the house and the grounds?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Yuri M | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours!