Craigdarrouch Castle

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1050 Joan Cres., Victoria, Canada
Craigdarrouch Castle - Standing on the castle grounds.
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Craigdarrouch Castle Victoria Reviews

DHaworth DHaworth
29 reviews
Feb 09, 2008
This was my first sight i visited in Canada. This sight is essential to anyone who appreciates the lavish lifestyle Joan Dunsmuir and her family enjoyed. If you enjoy history, you will enjoy this lavish castle. Built in 1890. Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria is an imposing Victorian mansion completed in 1890 for Robert and Joan Dunsmuir, Scottish immigrants who made their fortune from Vancouver Island coal.

Robert Dunsmuir died in 1889, just months before his majestic Craigdarroch Castle was completed. Although he arrived on Vancouver Island a poor coal miner, he built an empire and became the wealthiest and most influential man in British Columbia.

The fortune Dunsmuir amassed is reflected in every piece of the finest wood, stone and glass meticulously tooled to create Craigdarroch Castle, now a national historic museum featuring an extensive collection of stained and lead glass windows, magnificent woodwork, Victorian furnishings and decorative arts.

A visit to Craigdarroch Castle is essential to truly appreciate the lavish lifestyle Joan Dunsmuir and her family enjoyed. Summer hours are 9am to 7pm and 10am to 4.30pm in the off-season
Standing on the castle grounds.
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peppertm peppertm
116 reviews
Mar 17, 2007
The first question we asked on this tour was if we were allowed to take pictures. We were, so we did. This 'castle' is right downtown and was quite busy. It was a nice place to explore, and had quite a large staff that were easily visible if we had any questions. Seeing as it was a self-guided tour, that came in handy. Built in the 1890's, it is a great example of the finest architecture, craftsmanship, and materials the Victorian era offered.
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