Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria
Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5, Canada
Ticket Price: 14 CAD
Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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About Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria
Contrary to its name, the Craigdarroch Castle is actually a grand mansion and not a real castle. It was built for wealthy entrepreneur, Robert Dunsmuir between 1887 and 1890. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Victoria and an ideal place to visit for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts. Often referred to as Canada’s Castle, the Victorian building has intricate woodwork, stain glass windows and beautiful furnishings. It is a designated National Historic Site of Canada.
One of the most beautiful architectural wonders in Canada, the mansion has established itself as a popular destination among historians and art buffs. You need to buy Craigdarroch Castle Tickets to enter the place. The Tickets for Craigdarroch Castle are available on the premises and you can get them by paying certain Craigdarroch Castle Ticket Prices. Children and students are provided concession in their Craigdarroch Castle Ticket Costs. Get early to Buy Tickets for Craigdarroch Castle as it will help in avoiding the crowd.
Craigdarroch Castle Information
- Visitors must use the automatic shoe-cleaner before entering as it helps preserve the carpets and floors of the castle.
- Please not that the castle is NOT wheelchair accessible.
- There is a short 30-minute film about the castle, played every hour on the half hour.
Craigdarroch Castle Ticket Prices
- Seniors- $12.95 CAD, Students- $8.95 (13+ with Valid ID) CAD, Children- $5.00 (6-12) CAD.
How To reach Craigdarroch Castle by Public Transport
- Public Transit Bus Routes: 11, 14, 15
Restaurants Near Craigdarroch Castle
- Ithaka Greek Restaurant
- Blue Fox Cafe
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Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria Reviews - Write a Review
Pretty sure this place is haunted, as my phone began taking photos by itself (it has never done that before and when we left it was "normal" again!). I would 100% visit again though because the castle is just stunning, with gorgeous stainglass and the tower view! Plus the rooms are beautifully decorated to period centric decor, along with the story of the many ways the castle has been used and renovated, my children and I found it really wonderful! Definitely a must see for anyone visting Victoria, BC!
This was built by a coal baron, Dunsmuir, but no one could afford to keep it after so it was raffled off. It is a grand building, but the admission seems a little steep. It is amazing to look at the old clothes in this place and realize how much smaller people used to be. It's neat to see a castle in the middle of relatively casual Victoria. But perhaps the best part is walking around the Rockland neighbourhood that surrounds it.
Love what Craigdarroch Castle Society has done with this piece of history. Many of the items originally in this home were sold off in the early 1900's. The society was able to repurchase many of these items and once again bring this home and its interior back to its original state. Fantastic tour.
This is a really nice place to tour. They have done a great job of restoring the castle to its original state. The wood work in the stairway is beautiful and there is a great view from the top floor. This was probably one of our favorite sites in Victoria.
Nice building. Hidden location without GPS, no signage in town. Bit expensive for a tour, but it's a nice detour if you're visiting. Traffic ia busy in this area so if you're not familiar, be careful. Good for an hour or two.