Craigdarroch Castle was built by Scottish-born coal and shipping baron Robert Dunsmuir. Started in 1887 and perched high upon a hill, its construction was intended as a symbol of his success. Robert died before its completion in 1890 and today, Craigdarroch Castle is a historic house museum offering a definitively Victorian experience to visitors.
Craigdarroch is a shining example of a “bonanza castle” — massive houses built for entrepreneurs who became wealthy during the industrial age. 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 and the museum is open year round for self-guided tours.
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