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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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The historical society who decided to make a museum out of this castle did a great job at documenting the whole family's history and the castle's history as well. I truly enjoyed how they were trying to renovate and recreate the rooms as they were....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Marco22S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place and fascinating history. You can do an audio tour or just read the info and talk to the workers on each floor. There was also a video with lots of interesting stories.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 994libbyc
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Craigdarroch Castle is impressive from the outside, but if you do not tour the inside, you are missing the grandeur, opulence and the intrigue of the early Victorian family. be amazed at the intricate woodworking craftsmanship and artistry of the stair banisters, furniture, and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week 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
Thank tootrue
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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