Larnarch Castle

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New Zealand’s only castle is a popular stop on coach tours favoured by the over 60s, but it doesn’t really compare to anything in Europe.

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145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin 9077
Telephone (03) 476 1616
Admission $31; gardens and grounds only $15.50
    Open Jan–Mar 9am–7pm daily; Apr–Sep 9am–5pm daily; Oct–Dec 9am–7pm daily

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  • Lucille, 19 Mar 2024

    The history, the gardens, the high tea provided by the cafe--the whole experience was stellar!

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  • Glen, 25 Jan 2020

    The grounds are nice

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  • Terry, 23 Jul 2019

    Great coffee and cake on a cold day

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  • Doddy, 28 Dec 2018

    So many spots for good photo here

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  • Miguel, 15 Apr 2018

    What an amazing place! A must do if you’re in the neighbourhood!

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  • Emmanuelle, 27 Jan 2016

    The only castle of New Zealand which worth spending a day visiting. The garden and the view are also a good reason to come!

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  • Julie, 22 Aug 2015

    Beautiful view, but perhaps not the best in winter, as you can't enjoy the likely very beautiful and well kept garden. Castle itself is just an old house, but the family story is interesting.

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  • Brian, 15 Jan 2015

    Worth the stop. Don't miss the gardens which might be the best part.

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  • Stephan, 30 Oct 2013

    An amazing refuge with a lovely garden. The only castle in NZ and worth spending an overnight stay. If so also book the dinner in the castle, just enjoy it.

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  • Ash, 01 Oct 2011

    You need a ticket even to walk outside the castle. No freebies here.

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  • Aidan, 31 Dec 2010

    Wonderful place to stay. Different from any normal hotel.

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  • A, 17 Dec 2010

    It's about 20km out of town and remember it's $27 entrance and you can see it unless you pay, not even from the outside. So decide if you want to pay before setting off.

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