Visiting A 127 Year Old Castle – Craigdarroch Castle

The castle of the industrialist’s Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal. Feels like we come back in time visiting this place.

Craigdarroch Castle was Constructed in 1890 – “Craigdarroch” means “rocky, oak place” in Gaelic.

Dunsmuirs

 

Robert and Joan Dunsmuir had two sons, eight daughters and plenty of exploits. The Castle weaves a fascinating tale of this intriguing family – their achievements, their relationships and even their quirks.

 

 

Dunsmuirs

 

Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.

 

 

 

Dunsmuirs

 

The immense fortune of the Dunsmuir family is reflected in the four floors of exquisite stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian-era furnishings.

 

 

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Craigdarroch Castle (Victoria BC) stained glass windows

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Craigdarroch Castle (Victoria BC) stained glass windows

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Billiards room on an upper floor

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