Larnach Castle And GardensCurrently Closed
- Address: 145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula 9077, Dunedin, New Zealand
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +64-34761616
- Ticket Price: 29 NZD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Castle, Family And Kids, Architecture
Larnach Castle And Gardens - Review
Built in the year 1871 by William Larnach (merchant and politician) for his beloved first wife Eliza, the Larnach Castle is New Zealand’s only castle. A majestic and magnificent piece of architecture, it took more than 200 workmen three years to build the Castle shell. Another 12 years were required to complete the beautiful interiors of the castle. William Larnach’s dream home features the finest materials from around the world.
While visiting the castle, do explore the surrounding garden as well. The Larnach Castle Garden has been a labour of love for Margaret Barker. She, along with her late husband, purchased the neglected castle and the 35 acres property in the year 1967. The garden has been rated by the New Zealand Gardens Trust as a ‘Garden of International Significance’.
Larnach Castle And Gardens Information
- Some places in the castle are not wheelchair accessible.
Larnach Castle And Gardens Hours
- Last admission to the Castle is at 5 p.m.
How To reach Larnach Castle And Gardens by Public Transport
- Hiring a taxi or renting a car is recommended.
- Many tour operators in Dunedin include Larnach Castle in their itineraries.
Restaurants Near Larnach Castle And Gardens
- Ballroom Cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Larnach Castle And Gardens
95% of people who visit Dunedin include Larnach Castle And Gardens in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
82.76% of people start their Larnach Castle And Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Larnach Castle And Gardens
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Larnach Castle And Gardens
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Larnach Castle And Gardens, Dunedin Reviews
We had a lovely stay at Larnach Castle! We stayed in the Scottish room which was beautifully appointed with thoughtful extra touches all around. The newly updated bathroom was plush, with a nod to the historic with the chain toilet. Very comfortable room and bed. We loved the dinner at the castle and had such fun getting to know the international guests and the food was very good. Breakfast was also enjoyable with many options available.
Such an amazing piece of history. Well worth a visit. A stunning example of our past with beautiful restoration. The effort that has gone into bringing this castle back to its original condition is breathtaking. You won't be disappointed.
Second time visiting Lanarch Castle, though I definitely appreciated it better this time (I was younger last time). The history is amazing and seeing how they used to live was very interesting. Best view from the top of the tower, though very small spiral stairs to get up there - worth the short trek though. Gardens are beautiful too - they had massive succulents too which I loved.
Amazing Castle only 30 minutes form Dunedin. There is an entry cost to the gardens and even more to the castle itself. It is a museum with plenty to see and learn. Beautiful architecture and well maintained. Cafe is on site with high tea and nice looking food.
A beautiful day out with the family. A little touch of royalty hidden away just out of Dunedin. A chance to get in some history and take in the breathtaking views! Enjoy a little walk and take a look inside the castle. Enjoy a meal inside by the fire to top it all off!