Craigdarroch Castle

Interesting
Built by Robert Dunsmuir (1880), this former stronghold of Victoria's high society once stood amid 11ha/27 acres of gardens. Bristling with pointed gables, turrets and chimney stacks, Craigdarroch Castle boasts a porch large enough to shelter carriages in bad weather and a staircase with a landing where the musicians would sit to play during lavish receptions. The ballroom on the top floor leads to a tower, which commands a fine view of Victoria.

Useful information

Address:

1050 Joan Crescent, V8S 3L5 Victoria

Phone:

+1 250-592-5323

Price:

14.25 $

Opening hours

mid Jun-early Sep: 9am-7pm; rest of year: 10am-4.30pm - closed 1 Jan, 25 and 26 Dec

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