The Craigdarroch Castle - Image Credit: is known for many things from amazing churches to castles. The awe-inspiring architecture of the city is seen through the many historic landmarks and buildings. Here's an introduction to a couple of the top castles to visit in Victoria.

Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum - 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria

This specific castle was built by Robert Dunsmuir, a wealthy coal tycoon. The Craigdarroch Castle provides a beautiful example of Victoria architecture with stained-glass windows, beautiful antiques and plenty of woodwork.

After climbing 87 steps to the Tower, you will be able to see Victoria from one of the best views in the area. The grand oak staircase is just one of the many beautiful and unique features of this specific castle.

The Craigdarroch Castle is open from 10am to 4:30pm daily with extended hours from June 15th to September 6th from 9am to 7pm daily. Admission is $13.95 for adults, $895 for students, $5 for children and $12.95 for seniors. The admission fund is used to support ongoing restoration of the Castle.

Hatley Park National Historic Site - 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria

The Hatley Park National Historic Site provides a grand castle on the 565 acre Edwardian estate. This site features glorious gardens, plenty of amazing seaside views, amazing forests, walking trails, a seaside lagoon and plenty more.

The Hatley Castle provides a guided tour with plenty of beautiful features. Whether you want to enjoy the amazing treasures in the castle or you prefer the natural environment, you can find just want you need here.

Both of these castles are perfect for a fun visit within Victoria. There are plenty of great historic buildings to enjoy throughout the city, but these are two of the best choices.

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