Craigdarroch Castle

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© Cindy Griff
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UploadedAugust 2, 2012
TakenJuly 29, 2012
MakePanasonic
ModelDMC-FZ100
Exposure1/800 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.5 mm
ISO100
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Craigdarroch was built between 1887-1890 for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal. This legendary Victorian mansion, built 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.
Once you’ve entered the circular room at the main entrance and paid your admission fee, your self guided tour begins. You will be treated to 39 rooms, most of which are furnished lavishly in the 1890s-1900s period, so enjoy the ambiance as you climb the 87 stairs to the tower. There you’ll see fabulous views of Victoria, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Olympic Mountains.
With over 20,000 square feet of interior space, the house and gardens are being restored exactly as they were originally built offering a great vacation experience for individuals and families alike.

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  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Cindy,really STUNNING !!!!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (2 Aug 2012):

    Thank you Davide

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Gorgeous!!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (2 Aug 2012):

    Thank you Carlo!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Handsome house, handsome shot! I remember seeing this on a tour of Victoria.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    What a gorgeous photo of this incredible castle! I'm sure the tour was amazing....can't imagine living here!! A perfect shot for the theme!!

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