Hatley Castle

2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2


Hatley Castle is a beautiful historic castle located in Victoria, British Columbia. The castle was built in 1908 and was designed in the Scottish baronial style by architect Samuel Maclure. It was originally built as a family home for James Dunsmuir, a wealthy coal baron, and his wife Laura. The castle sits on a stunning estate that covers over 200 acres and includes formal gardens, a lake, and wooded areas. Home page

Hatley Castle is a popular tourist attraction and is open to the public for tours. Visitors can explore the castle’s opulent interiors, which are filled with antique furnishings and art. The castle’s main floor features a grand entrance hall, a drawing room, a dining room, and a library, all of which are decorated with beautiful hand-carved woodwork, stained glass windows, and intricate plasterwork. The castle’s upper floors contain a number of bedrooms and bathrooms, which are decorated in a similar style.Hatley Castle | National Historic Site - Victoria BC

In addition to the castle, the Hatley Park estate also features a number of other attractions. The formal gardens, which were designed by renowned landscape architect Thomas Mawson, include a rose garden, a Japanese garden, and a rock garden. The castle’s lake is home to a number of waterfowl, including swans, ducks, and geese, and is a popular spot for birdwatching. The estate is also home to a number of walking and hiking trails, which provide visitors with the opportunity to explore the beautiful natural surroundings.

Hatley Castle is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Victoria. Its beautiful architecture, opulent interiors, and stunning gardens make it a truly unique and memorable place to visit. Whether you’re interested in history, art, or nature, Hatley Castle has something for everyone.


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