It’s hard to believe that this opulent Scottish-Gothic fairy-tale castle was built as a family home. Now open to the public, take a tour and pretend you’re in Bonny Scotland.
The four-story turreted castle was built in the late 1880s for Scottish coal millionaire Robert Dunsmuir. He died before the home with its 39 rooms was completed, but his family lived there until 1908.A self-guided tour of this incredible property reveals its stained-glass and carved balustrades, rooms furnished with period details, and the lookout tower with fabulous views over the city.
It was great!! We really enjoyed the Castle.
Our tour was great! The Pedicab driver/guide was fantastic and so much fun.
In addition to a personal tour of Craigdarroch Castle, a visit to the gardens surrounding Government House was spectacular. Walk at your leisure and smell the flowers, see deer, and sample the many herbs growing in the Herb Garden. The guide, Andrew, is most informative and makes sure you enjoy the tour. Highly recommended!!
Craigdarroch Castle is east of the inner harbor, just off Fort Street in the suburbs of Rockland. It’s a short drive or walk, or you can catch a bus.