It's an easy walk up Fort Street to the castle. Then there's 4 floors with stairs no elevator so there's lots of walking. Beautiful castle that has been well maintained. It takes about an hour or so to go through and the docent is very knowledgeable and can answer any questions you have.
A highly recommended self guided tour. Beautifully restored rooms give a real sense of life in turn of the century Victoria's high society. Spectacular stained glass windows in almost every room.
The house is beautiful and the docents are the most informative and friendliest we have ever come across. They will spend as little or as much time as you want talking about the house, the history of the family, and their favorite items. Well worth the time and money to see this treasure from Canada's industrial rich!
Friendly, informative and overall enjoyable experience. A must see!
Beautiful home and well worth seeing. The history about the home is very interesting!
Absolutely loved our stay. The Mansion has a lot of character, is quiet, in an excellent location for exploring the town. Beds were very comfy! The saff were wonderful and very friendly. The breakfast buffet was a typical hotel breakfast with one exception they were sooo friendly! Will be back!
It was an interesting view of the Dunsmuir family, and the uses of the house between the late 1800s and mid 1900s. It and #39;s a beautiful mansion, with intricate woodwork and sparkling stained glass. Our visit was on a very warm day, and that made it a bit uncomfortable in the house. Still, we enjoyed it!
It was beautiful! Make sure that you plan enough time to see it when you go. We went as our 2nd stop from our 1st excursion and decided to walk back to our cruise ship. It was a little far on a hot day. But was pretty cool to way to see Victoria on the walk back.
This was really cool. We loved the history throughout. We also enjoyed seeing it a little bit in the restoration process as well. We TOTALLY got out money's worth.
Enjoyed seeing the Castle, would have been nice to have had a walk through talking guide.
The castle was really cool to look at. There was so much history in it and it's amazing to hear all the different ways it was used.
Grand old house in process of being restore. Got to take lots of pictures and learned a lot of history about the house
Very interesting Victorian castle, beautiful restoration in progress. The stained glass windows were magnificent. Very elegant life style if you were the upper class.
A short walk from central Victoria to this splendid house, well worth the visit.
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