Head to the Scottish Baronial-style masterpiece, Hatley Castle, whose original owner spared no expense in building exactly what he wanted. Originally the residence of Leuitenant Governor James Dunsmuir, the commanding 1906 castle measures 60 m (200 ft) long, 26 m (86 ft) wide, and 24 m (82 ft) tall. Inside, find 40 rooms panelled with oak and rosewood, teak floors, and lighting made specifically to the governor's taste. The building also served as a naval training facility, and was intended to house the British royal family during the outbreak of World War II; however, the family decided against moving here. To visit Hatley Castle and get the most from your holiday in Colwood, create itinerary details personal to you using our Colwood trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Beautiful Castle on an enchanting site! The gardens are beautiful... For movie lovers - series... the place appears in: Smallville (Luthor Mansion) - X-Men (Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters) X-Men United and The Last Stand; Generation X and Deadpool and Deadpool 2
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  • Spent almost two full hours just walking around the outside and beautiful gardens. It truly is gorgeous!! Deffinately check it out  more »
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  • Love this place! Great spot for pictures and a nice walk on the grounds. On the one side is a large garden area. On the other side there is an amazing trail with beautiful waterfalls along the way. 100% recommend
  • This place has a lot of history and how great is it that we have such a magnificent piece of architecture right in our own backyards? Had a great photo shoot dressed as Freddie Mercury recently and this could not have been a better location!
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