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 Opening and Closing 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
80.98% 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
94.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Larnach Castle And Gardens
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Larnach Castle And Gardens, Dunedin Reviews
Locals don't come here because they think it's expensive, but it's much cheaper than most European country houses. And for all that it isn't an actual castle, it is quite a special piece of architecture, it's been restored well, and the gardens and grounds are amazing. And in Europe, because such houses are older, they didn't have the ability to perch on top of a hill with such spectacular views. Absolutely recommend, though the cafe good choice is narrow. Excellent coffee though, plus Emerson's and various wine specials.
Lovely small "castle" in the park. If you are European - read it rather as a small palace, by no means it's castle comparing to Europe. But the place is nice, and park made with "Alice in wonderland" theme in mind is worth spending some time. And road from Dunedin has nice views.
Do not visit in the winter months particularly if you only want to look at the exteriors . The gardens were dead/dormant It was cold and miserable. In effect we payed $30 for parking and spent more time walking to and from the car park than at the "attraction". This was without a doubt the most expensive toilet stop of our trip. Also the views on the drive in were superior to those at the site. Save your time and money and go to the Dunedin Botanical Gardens. They are free and much more spectacular than any thi g you will see at the "castle".
A most wonderful place. We stayed 2 nights in the Lodge, price included tour of the castle and gardens and breakfast daily. The staff were extremely friendly and happy to assist with any queries. We thought the restoration of the castle and gardens was first class and a credit to all involved. If you stay I would fully recommend the long table dinner with other guests in the castle. A definite highlight to our NZ holiday.
An incredible restoration with Mrs Barker at the helm. Did a private tour here and was well worth it to get so much information about the history of the castle in an incredible location. I thought entry fees were hefty, but after visiting can appreciate the expense to restore and maintain a magnificent landmark for future generations. Go to the top of the turret for a magnificent view. I believe the New Zealand Government doesn't contribute to help with expenses yet Lanarch castle is highly advertised in New Zealand Tourism., maybe the Government should start helping maintain this wonderful masterpiece. Oh, and stop by the ballroom cafe for a bite to eat or coffee, beautiful room, fantastic food.