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Craigdarroch Castle is at 1050 Joan Crescent St. The sandstone mansion was built in the late 1880s for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who attained wealth and fame through politics and coal mining. Dunsmuir died before the 39-room castle was completed. The building later served as a military hospital, a college and a music conservatory.

Visitors can appreciate the castle's stained-glass windows, intricate woodwork, ceiling murals and Victorian furnishings. There are numerous staircases, but no elevators. A self-guiding tour includes four floors of the castle and an 87-step climb to the tower, which offers stunning views of Victoria, the strait and the Olympic Mountains. An audio tour and an iPad tour also are available.

Picnicking is permitted.

Admission
$14.25; $13.25 (ages 65+); $9.25 (ages 13-18 and students with ID); $5 (ages 6-12). Prices may vary; phone ahead.
Hours
Daily 9-7, June 15-Sept. 6; 10-4:30, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Christmas and day after Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.
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