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Craigdarraoch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle is a definitively Victorian experience. It is a shining example of a “bonanza castle” — massive houses built for entrepreneurs who became wealthy during the industrial age. In this case, the industrialist was Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal. This legendary  Victorian mansion, built between 1887 and 1890 on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria, announced to the world that Robert Dunsmuir was the richest and most important man in Western Canada. Experience this lavish home, full of antiques, exquisite woodwork and stained glass. If you prefer not to walk there, take a taxi, show your taxi receipt at the door, and receive a dollar off the admission price for each member of your party. Please note: tickets must be booked in advance and that climbing stairs is required to enjoy this attraction

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