Hop-On Hop-Off + Craigdarroch Castle Experience
Enjoy a stopover at Craigdarroch Castle with your Hop-On Hop-Off tour. This dual ticket gives you the flexibility to enjoy the Castle at your own leisure. Hop off at stop number 10 and experience Craigdarroch at your own pace. Built by Robert Dunsmuir in 1898 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 1890.
Your ticket is activated at the time you redeem your voucher for a boarding pass, allowing you unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off privileges. Craigdarroch Castle admission can be used anytime.
Craigdarroch Castle admission included
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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. He died in 1889, leaving his entire estate to his wife Joan, who lived in the Castle until her death in 1908. 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. Note: The castle is not wheelchair accessible, due to the magnificent 87 step staircase.
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