Craigdarroch Castle

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  • Address: 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5, Canada
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2505925323
  • Ticket Price: 14 CAD
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture

Craigdarroch Castle - Review

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
  • Stage
  • Blue Fox Cafe

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  • Craigdarroch Castle Address: 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5, Canada
  • Craigdarroch Castle Contact Number: +1-2505925323
  • Craigdarroch Castle Timing: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Craigdarroch Castle Price: 14 CAD
  • Best time to visit Craigdarroch Castle(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Craigdarroch Castle: 02:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Craigdarroch Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Victoria include Craigdarroch Castle in their plan

  • 51.75% of people start their Craigdarroch Castle visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Craigdarroch Castle

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

86.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Craigdarroch Castle

People normally club together Lower Johnson Street and Abkhazi Garden while planning their visit to Craigdarroch Castle.

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Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria Reviews

  • One of the better historical sites I’ve visited. The amount of attention to detail and effort put into restoring it to its former state is amazing. The layout makes it very easy to move through the rooms and keeps things from backing up. The amount of different things that the castle has been used for over the years is amazing by itself, and the inside is fantastic. 10/10 would recommend.

  • Very interesting place to visit! They've done a good job preserving much of the original history and getting items back to the museum. Volunteers were knowledgeable and there is lots to read about the history of the castle and items throughout. As they are trying to preserve the castle, you must be very careful inside and not touch anything, including the walls! I would not recommend for those with mobility issues, as there are many stairs and walkers are not allowed inside.

  • This castle is one of its kind. Very original and authentic. Nice architecture, very well designed. I was surprised that it is still family owned castle. It would be nice if they light it up better at night like the Parliament Building. We enjoyed visiting this lovely place.

  • This incredible jewel of Victoria is tucked away from congestive routes, but is certainly a valuable exploration. The restoration and history are worth every minute, as well as the stories which docents explain throughout the tour. My daughter is fond of castle contexts, and this one did not let us down. Staff told me there were no hidden doorways or even ghosts, though this castle is recognized in one movie thriller. Look it up!

  • Beautiful late 19th century home of a coal magnate. Turned into a museum after many years of being a public building. This is a really great museum that isn’t quite finished yet. The house is still very interesting and the curators have found ways to tell a myriad of fascinating stories. This is a museum for the patient, kids might not have a lot of fun here as there is very little interaction with the exhibits. Probably not very accessible, I did not see any elevators but I did see lots of stairs. For me is only four stars because the cost is a little high for a museum like this. I can recommend this, bring your reading glasses.

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