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Larnach Castle & Gardens

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Discover New Zealand’s only Castle, built 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. It took more than 200 workmen three years to build the Castle shell and master European craftsmen spent a further 12...more
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145 Camp Rd | Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful castle that is oozing with history, it was a cold crisp day outside but was a lovely outing. Climbing up to the fort was lovely with amazing views and the gardens were lovelyMore

Thank EmmaS6856
LarnachCastle, Marketing Assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Emma, Thank you for leaving a review of your visit to Larnach Castle. We are pleased to hear you had a great visit. Entry fees contribute to the ongoing restorations at Larnach Castle. We extend our thanks for your role in these efforts. Best...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch and a walk around the house and garden. Food was nice, and the house was interesting. Even our 7 year old enjoyed walking around. Unfortunately it rained and clouded in so we could not make the most of the views and...More

Thank KiwiRichard
LarnachCastle, Marketing Assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Richard, Thank you for leaving a review of your recent visit to Larnach Castle. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time. All of our entry fees go toward the ongoing restoration at Larnach Castle. We thank you for your contribution to these...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went in winter and we fortunate enough to get a crystal clear day with zero wind factor. The views where absolutely stunning and many that where there commented the same. We also ate at the cafe which was good. However when we returned a...More

Thank CraigU81
LarnachCastle, Marketing Assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear CraigU81, Please accept our apologies for any miscommunication on the presence of allergen ingredients. We take this very seriously. Kindly email deborah@larnachcastle.co.nz with details including the food in question and the date. She will be able to follow up with the staff member to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We opted for an overnight stay and 'in castle' dinner, and very pleased we did. There has been a lot of love (and dollars!) lavished on this stately home, and it shows. The garden is wonderful despite the harsh conditions. The architectural detailing and restoration...More

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LarnachCastle, Marketing Assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Pete, Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay with us at Larnach Castle. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the unique experience. All entry and accommodation fees contribute toward the ongoing restoration...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a day that had amazing weather. The castle has been well restored, the self guided tour had plenty of information provided and there were no time pressures. It provides an insight into history and the life of some of the early settlers....More

Thank 20Eileen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful afternoon! Explored the gardens, enjoyed a lovely high tea then explored the castle and learned about its history.More

Thank Mygirlissexy69
LarnachCastle, Marketing Assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Kyle, Thank you for leaving a review of your recent visit to Larnach Castle & Gardens. We are pleased to hear you had a great time and enjoyed your High Tea. All entry fees contribute to the ongoing restoration of New Zealand's Castle. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It appears that any review of this Castle must include a comment about the entry fee! Of course if money is an issue, then it will be regarded as high. However, we enjoyed our visit and thought it was worth doing, taking our time to...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 1 night in a Lodge Room as these had a pvt bathroom. We had a delicious buffet breakfast included in our booking. We paid for a 3 course dinner in the castle which was classy at $70/person + drinks. The rooms were...More

Thank Desley M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle was easy to get to and the price wasn’t too bad considering the maintenance that would be required. We as the parents found the history that was displayed interesting and the layout of the castle was good clean and tidy. Our two children 15yrs...More

Thank BeeCs66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great attraction. Lovely people. Great for photos.....go on a nice day! Will be going back and taking my family.

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sunshine16037
8 October 2017|
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Response from larnach2017 | Property representative |
Hi Sunshine1 Thank you for your inquiry, yes our Cafe is open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm on Christmas day. Its potentially going to be very busy so we have decided not serve High tea's that day. We will have Christmas themed... More
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Michelle R
12 July 2017|
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Response from leoniehastings | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time you have available. You could go round it quickly in an hour or 2 but longer if you want to spend time looking more closely at the views and different rooms and furniture etc in them
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rmsydney
13 October 2016|
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Response from Graham F | Reviewed this property |
I would say there is no public transport even though I am not positive, it would be about 15 mins drive from port, you would have to taxi or find private transport , well worth the effort as the views on highcliffe road are... More
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