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Point Ellice House

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Neighbourhood: Burnside
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Address: 2616 Pleasant St, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-380-6506
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Thu - Mon 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Beautiful gardens and house featuring an afternoon tea.

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An interesting slice of mid to late Victorian upper class domestic life

This property was owned by an Anglo-Irish family that provided some senior civil servants to 19th century British Columbia. The day to day domestic life in this household is... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Victoria, British Columbia

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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615 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Nice historic house which gives you a bit of flavour for local history situated in Victoria. A good visit but maybe a bit boring for kids.

Thank TravelOften1968
Victoria, British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This property was owned by an Anglo-Irish family that provided some senior civil servants to 19th century British Columbia. The day to day domestic life in this household is vividly displayed by the setting, the furnishings and artifacts and the presentations by tour guides in period costume. During the 19th century, this household and its gardens and boat landing were... More 

Thank 595boba
Southampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had a perfect afternoon for our Royal Tea in honour of Kate and William's visit. We had champagne and wonderful sandwiches and sweets. We were able to sit outside as the weather was cooperative.

1 Thank WendySue56
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

After living in Victoria for 18 years, I finally decided to pay a visit to Point Ellice House! Why did I wait so long??? I was surprised, given the neighbourhood it's located in, at just how beautiful the property is. Our tour guide was very well informed - and told us so many stories of the people who had lived... More 

1 Thank somegalfromcan
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Maybe I'm being harsh as we only walked their ground. It was closed for a private function. If it were my event, I would have been very upset. Their outdoor chairs were set up on uncut grass loaded with leaves. The flowers showed me nothing. Very disappointing. I'm so thankful we did not have tea here

1 Thank crystal27
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Steeped in tradition, a visit to Victoria is not complete without afternoon tea. We decided on a visit to Point Ellis House to enjoy high tea in their beautiful garden. The Grand Tea was an assortment of savoury sandwiches, scones and sweets. My daughters each got Kitty’s Cream Tea which includes a sweet and savoury scone with berry compote and... More 

1 Thank Natalie C
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

My teenage daughters and myself all enjoyed the grand tea and tour here! It was a very warm day and seating seemed a bit unorganized. We reconfigured our seating so that we were in the shade which made it much more enjoyable. I noticed several other parties having to do the same. I'm sure it's not usually a problem for... More 

1 Thank love_to_travel_2012
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

There are several sizes of tea available. We chose the large one thinking it would be good as lunch. However, there were only a few savory sandwiches and the rest were sweets, so really not suitable for a lunch.

1 Thank Prichi
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Point Ellice House is a little out of the way for most tourists but if you take the Habour Ferry you can be dropped right off at the base of the gardens just like a visitor the the home of the gold commissioner would have been during the gold rush. Tea at the house is more affordable than at some... More 

Thank BarryV954
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We went for the grand tea today and had a lovely tea service. We ate outside, under a tent, since it was so sunny. There is also indoor seating. We toured the gardens on our own before and then had a guided tour of the house afterwards. There were 6 of us for tea, including a 10 yr old and... More 

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