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Robert Burns Day Celebration

Pre-purchase of tickets is not necessary, the celebration is included in the cost of admission.

The castle’s original inhabitants, the Dunsmuirs, had deep Scottish roots and so we celebrate this day in their honor as well as the great poet himself, ‘Robbie Burns’. Starting at 11am, the Celtic rock band Cookeilidh will start their performance in the musician’s alcove between first and second floors. Just before 12pm, the band will stop and Cole Griffiths will begin the Piping in of the Haggis followed by the traditional address and serving of the Haggis to all who would like a taste of this holiest of dishes. The band will play again and the celebrations will continue until around 1pm. 

The event will take place between the first and second floor and in the dining room but please be aware that there are some stairs to get into the building (No elevator).

Robert Burns Day Celebration

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Robert and Joan Dunsmuir had two sons, eight daughters and plenty of exploits. The Castle weaves a fascinating tale of this intriguing family – their achievements, their relationships and even their quirks.

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Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.

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