These were taken on our trip to Port Townsend and Victoria BC last September. One of the highlights of our two days in Victoria was a tour through Craigdarroch Castle -- a landmark home just a short bus ride from downtown. I definitely recommend a visit, though go early, especially if you like taking pictures. The steady stream of visitors creates a near-constant one-way flow of people traffic through the house.
No formal tour was given, but there were docents throughout available to answer questions and add to the experience with a good story.
Check out the interesting old letter and pen & ink sketch in this next picture. I can't tell if it is a drawing of a piece of corral with seaweed or veins and arteries or.... Fascinating!
Some of the upstairs rooms have not been fully restored, but they provided a nice context for just how much work has been done on the house so far. I also enjoyed photographing these spaces that were a bit more raw ... but I'll save those pictures for another post.