Larnach Castle And Gardens864 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
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 Travel Tips
- 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
- Hiring a taxi or renting a car is recommended.
- Many tour operators in Dunedin include Larnach Castle in their itineraries.
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78.98% 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
Larnach Castle And Gardens Reviews & Ratings
Larnach Castle is a treasure. Stay the night, the rooms are excellent, you will want to lie on that heated bathroom floor. The dinner in the piano room is magical, its really quite fun a banquet dinner with a bunch of strangers. Excellent food, and terrific staff who really love the place and ensure you do to. Try the Larnach Whisky, surprisingly good. Having the castle to yourself after everyone has left is so cool. The garden is not rated a Garden of International Significance for nothing, 7 acres of glory, endlessly changing and varied.The Patterned Garden, the Lost Rock Garden, the Serpentine Walk, the Rain Forest, the South Seas Garden, the Alice Lawn, and the Laburnum Arch and Green Room. Don't miss it.
Staying at Larnach Castle this evening. Absolutely love it. Gardens ... dinner ... service. .... everything. Room was nicely heated on arrival and check in is efficient. Have never stayed in a converted stable so this was a delightful surprise and unique experience. Bed is soft as a cloud and surrounds quiet with whimsical bird song. Bathrooms were dry, spotless and air vents were free of dust. Yes! I check these things. Service is amazing and just so so charming. Patrick was a delight and went above and beyond to remember cover numbers for all of our dinner courses! Knowledgeable and a real asset to the team! An intriguing post dinner story time to round out the evening made this experience unforgettable and a must visit with family for next time! Every photo is gorgeous, and the antique roadshow esque music/ blue porcelain breakfast China match the live in experience. Every detail considered and well executed. Well done team, a must return for all of my family in the future.
A remarkable restoration of a fascinating baronial castle in the Victorian Gothic style. Considering that this has been achieved by the foresight dedication and commitment of a single family and spanning nearly 3 generations; is a laudable achievement and deserves support and praise generated by visitors.
NZ‘s only castle. beautiful place to visit and stay. we stayed here two nights and had the dinner there with other guests. nice and special experience. live your life
Awesome place with a great view of the city, i had a good time here with my friends we took a tour inside the castle after that we went to the coffee shop behind it to have a coffee and relaxing , I recommend this place to visit and spend time to enjoy and go back with the time and see the old decorations of the castle finally for the tickets you can buy them from there and it cost about 40$ for the castle and the garden tour and about 18$ if you want to visit the garden only I don’t remember how much exactly but it’s nearly to what i said