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Hatley Castle

2005 Sooke Road, Colwood, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-391-2600
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I could stay in the garden for the whole day!

Amazing Hatley castle! I love the architecture and the location facing the Strait of Juan de Fuca... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Visit the gorgeous garden in the castle's estates (Now part of Royal Roads University).

If you enjoy gardening or have any interest in ornamental botany this is a wonderful place to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ian M
Edmonton, Canada
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And you thought your mother-in-law was bad: a mysterious old woman has been haunting this stately castle for years.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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2005 Sooke Road, Colwood, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-391-2600
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing Hatley castle! I love the architecture and the location facing the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountains.It is way better than Craigdarroch Castle. Very interesting history and movies that were filmed in the castle. The gardens are very relaxing I could have...More

Thank annakyut
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you enjoy gardening or have any interest in ornamental botany this is a wonderful place to visit. There are several types of garden in this estate and the selection of plants is huge. There is a Japanese style garden, a rose garden, an Italian...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I visited this gorgeous castle built in 1908 as a "retirement" home. We took the guided tour which gives you a tour of the gardens and the first floor of the castle. We love history so the tour gave some great information...More

Thank Brigid H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The castle was beautiful but my favorite part of the visit was the random peacocks that were roaming campus!

Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to the gardens a lot ... especially way back when it used to be free. They're still beautiful although there's a fairly hefty fee to get in now ($9.75). It's worth it ... there's something like 26 acres of different types of gardens...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This grand castle has the most beautiful, lush, curated Japanese gardens I've ever seen. Every angle renders a gasp. As if that weren't heaven on earth, the gardens continue to please with a world-class rose garden, perfectly manicured Italian garden, and mystical walk through the...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful structure and has a nice garden with it. The day we visited it was raining and a film crew was there setting up to film a large production. As a result, the garden tour was wet and hurried, and only 3...More

Thank ajollygal
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is one of those "must do" items when visiting Victoria. There is so much to see including a Japanese Garden, peacocks and a great view of the Olympic Mountains across the Juan de Fuca strait. The star attraction though is the castle which has...More

Thank AlbertaFoodGuy
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We came to see the castle and gardens but did not realize most of the castle is not open to the public. The only accessible part is the first floor via a one hour, paid tour and the gift shop in the basement (which has...More

Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Hatley Castle is gorgeous! It's nice to have such a beautiful piece of history in Victoria. Not only is the castle a beautiful site to see, bring your hiking shoes because a visit to the castle would be incomplete without a walk through the forest...More

1  Thank imjustatraveller
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Helen K
21 June 2017|
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Response from fefa1986 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't buy tour I just went there on public bus
Christina H
30 April 2017|
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Response from Yuri M | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours!