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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 yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our time here - the house is interesting with some beautiful furniture and artefacts. We also liked the view from the tower. It's not really a castle but great all the same. Gardens were beautiful - we dodged hail to see them! Food...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful afternoon visiting this site. The views and gardens were breathtaking. Lunch at the cafe was quite nice.

Thank 607faym
Reviewed 2 days ago

When we visited Lanarch forty years ago on our honeymoon, we arrived via Highcliff Rd, this time we followed Portabello Rd - a very pretty drive. We had no trouble finding a carpark in the lower carpark, we discovered after a short stroll that there...More

Thank 96bridget
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being originally from the UK we thought we'd look at N.Z's only "Castle". The day was quite drizzly so the bulk of the time was spent within the home. It was very nicely presented but one room (Charlottes bedroom?) just seemed a little bizarre to...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Once you have walked around the grounds and then explored the castle, try to remember the times in which it was built. By this I mean the fairly basic existence that most people lived by. Then think about what it actually took to get this...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has an extreme turn over of staff. Must question management quality of managerial experience & skills. I strongly believe this place needs new management & treat their staff with respect. There is no need to be so rude with customers when your so...More

Thank MichelleDeeCasey
LarnachCastle, assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review. We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with a staff member. We strive to ensure all of our staff exhibit and attitude of professionalism and friendliness. If you have provided us with the name of a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a day trip off a cruise ship beautiful scenery and gardens, well preserved castle with knowledgeable tour guide. Yummy food in the cafe but not too speedy service as many tour buses arriving at once.More

Thank Sarah P
LarnachCastle, assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review, Sarah. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We do apologise for the amount of people who may have also been visiting when you were. We are trying our best to manage capacity and strive to make...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are wonderful, the Spring colours are vivid and the castle full of querky 19th century bad taste Victoriana. Considering this castle is privately owned, it deals with large numbers of tourists who visit here. The house is vulgarly interesting on three floors but...More

Thank Ted H
LarnachCastle, assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Larnach Castle. The restoration of the Castle would not be possible without the support of our visitors such as you. Best wishes, Reid - Larnach Castle

Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we love to tour castles wherever we go & this being the ONLY castle in all of New Zealand, we had to take the tour & did so with fellow cruisers from the Sun Princess. The day itself was miserable rain, so we could...More

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LarnachCastle, assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Larnach Castle. The restoration of the Castle would not be possible without the support of our visitors such as you. Best wishes, Reid - Larnach Castle

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our stay while in Dunedin! The Castle is soo beautiful, each room more beautiful than the other. As you walk around the Castle you will be blown away by the designs and the amount of rooms! The view from the...More

Thank Anne-Marie K
LarnachCastle, assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Larnach Castle. The restoration of the Castle would not be possible without the support of our visitors such as you. Best wishes, Reid - Larnach Castle

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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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