Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
1050 Joan Crescent
Craigdarroch Castle is a Scottish Baronial mansion, built in the late 1800s for Robert Dunsmuir and his family. Dunsmuir was an immigrant from Hurford, Scotland, who made his fortune in British Columbia coal. He was the richest man in British Columbia when he died, 10 months before the castle was completed.
The castle was converted to a museum in the 1970s. The castle features 39 rooms and has over 25,000 square feet in its four floors, filled with period furniture. The castle is also known for its woodwork and stained-glass windows. Events hosted at the castle include theatre productions, Christmas tours, and an annual Robbie Burns Day to honor the famous Scottish poet.
Craigdarroch Castle (V09A0318)
Craigdarroch Castle (V09A0320)
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Government House And Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia
- British Columbia Parliament, Victoria, British Columbia
- Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia