Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle

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Tony Wilcomes

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great place on the Otago Peninsula.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Tom Teuber

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The only castle in New Zealand. Beautiful inside and a lot of history. They tell you everything and you can spend so much time there.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Matej Trampzer

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

In the Larnach Castle - the only castle in New Zealand. I felt almost the same way like when I was visiting some castles back home. This place and the owners have very interesting history.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Gavin Moffatt

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Very impressive place. A great legacy.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Martin Bakker

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Impressive castle and gardens, beautifully restored by the Barker family. Very nice, the staff treat you like a lord.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Bjoern

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice garden around the castle - $12 per person is quite pricey.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Michele

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Quite expensive but well worth it - the house / gardens and ball room are beautiful. Can easily spend a few hours here. History of the Larnach family is fascinating. You are welcome to take photos in the 'castle' but not use your flash - why would that be? None of our photos came out as it was too dark inside which was a shame.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Lynda Quartay

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful gardens and the house worth a visit for $56 spent at least 3 hours on site.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Andrew Grimes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great gardens and house, well worth visiting.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Madeleine Mueller

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

The only castle in New Zealand is in Dunedin (Otago Peninsula). Have a coffee at the ballroom. The best coffee I had in New Zealand. To see just the castles garden cost me $12.50, if you want to see inside as well, it will cost more.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Inge Davbbert

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just great.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Duncan & Ellen

Netherlands

Ranking: 4/10

We had to pay $12 each just to view the gardens, because the castle was closed.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Gerard Crothers

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Just great - the history story is great.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Frank & Ruth

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

History of owners families fascinating. Would have liked to hear more about the present owners.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Rosey834

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Of course it's not a castle. Its a grand manor house with mock battlements. The inside of the house is very ornate with incredible carved detail in the woodwork. There is more to Larnach Castle than the house. There is the ballroom which houses a cafe like no other cafe. There are the gardens and the incredible views from various places around the gardens. What a site to build a house on.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Kaddi & Grego

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

For Germans it is not really something special.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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Chung Family

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Lovly old style castle, very good garden and it was very interesting. You couldn't go to some bits of the castle though.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Annie

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful but expensive

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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John Mathers

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We spent an informative 4 hours here - but we read every historical note available and dwelt a long time in house and garden. Well restored and excellently presented.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Dan Mair

England

Ranking: 2/10

Greatly over promoted as a tourist attraction

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Glenn Williamson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fascinating castle, beautiful gardens. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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David Valentine

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely brilliant place, we really enjoyed the gardens - the planting was inspired, particularly the 'south seas section'. We spent 2 hours there - bliss!! Well worth the entrance fee.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Johnnie

Australia

Ranking: 3/10

No family discount - not good value for money. Not much of a castle, more of a monarch home. Castle is in need of lots of TLC - poor condition.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Clem

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Castle isn't as old as I thought. I loved the gardens.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Rolf Kruger

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

It's nice that you're able to see almost every room in the castle. beautiful interior and garden and marvellous views.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007