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Larnach Castle & Gardens

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Discover New Zealand’s only Castle, built 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. It took more than 200 workmen three years to build the Castle shell and master European craftsmen spent a further 12...more
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145 Camp Rd | Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on a day trip off a cruise ship beautiful scenery and gardens, well preserved castle with knowledgeable tour guide. Yummy food in the cafe but not too speedy service as many tour buses arriving at once.

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The grounds are wonderful, the Spring colours are vivid and the castle full of querky 19th century bad taste Victoriana. Considering this castle is privately owned, it deals with large numbers of tourists who visit here. The house is vulgarly interesting on three floors but...More

Thank Ted H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Since we love to tour castles wherever we go & this being the ONLY castle in all of New Zealand, we had to take the tour & did so with fellow cruisers from the Sun Princess. The day itself was miserable rain, so we could...More

Thank cmb2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our stay while in Dunedin! The Castle is soo beautiful, each room more beautiful than the other. As you walk around the Castle you will be blown away by the designs and the amount of rooms! The view from the...More

Thank Anne-Marie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not really a castle, but a large family home. It is also not as spectacular as you would imagine a castle to be. We took a guided tour and learned all about the man who built the house and his tragic life during...More

Thank Samiya7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what a hidden gem, so much history, magnificent views and gardens and just a pleasure to visit, highly recommended!More

Thank Mark H
LarnachCastle, Marketing Assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mark, Thank you for leaving a review of your recent visit to Larnach Castle. We are thrilled to hear you had a great time. As the work at Larnach Castle is an ongoing restoration project, we extend our thanks for the contribution you have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is located 45 minutes away from city of Dunedin and gives beautiful views of theOtago peninsula. The gardens surrounding the castle are so beautiful that it makes the trip worth the travel. Inside the castle is the history of the Lanarch and Barker...More

Thank Coolsis
larnach2017, Public Relations Manager at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Coolsis Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to our very special part of the world. Kind regards Deborah Price Sales & Marketing Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the castle. The history was just wonderful. Walk through or join a tour and see life in a castle. The gardens were blocked off in lots of places, I’m assuming because of the rain the night before things were wet and boggy. Most staff...More

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LarnachCastle, Marketing Assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, Thank you for leaving a review of your recent visit to Larnach Castle. Great to hear you enjoyed the history of this New Zealand landmark. We are sorry to hear the weather hampered your visit. As the work at Larnach Castle is an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our stay in the stables we really loved being able to wande the gardens at our leisure - they are truly beautiful. Wonderful to look around the castle and having not been for a few years we were really impressed by the...More

Thank Graeme R
LarnachCastle, assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Graeme, Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed so many aspects of your visit. Wonderful to have a repeat visitor come back after several years and notice the difference our efforts have made. As the work at Larnach...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Larnach Castle & Gardens and was blown away by its beauty. After strolling around the gardens you can have lunch, Morning or Afternoon at their cafe which is lovely and warm with fire places. The castle itself is surrounded by...More

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LarnachCastle, assistant at Larnach Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent visit to Larnach Castle & Gardens. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed so many aspects of your visit, noting the ballroom cafe and the history we share inside the Castle. As the work at Larnach...More

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sunshine16037
7 October 2017|
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Response from larnach2017 | Property representative |
Hi Sunshine1 Thank you for your inquiry, yes our Cafe is open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm on Christmas day. Its potentially going to be very busy so we have decided not serve High tea's that day. We will have Christmas themed... More
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Michelle R
12 July 2017|
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Response from leoniehastings | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time you have available. You could go round it quickly in an hour or 2 but longer if you want to spend time looking more closely at the views and different rooms and furniture etc in them
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rmsydney
13 October 2016|
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Response from Graham F | Reviewed this property |
I would say there is no public transport even though I am not positive, it would be about 15 mins drive from port, you would have to taxi or find private transport , well worth the effort as the views on highcliffe road are... More
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