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Dunedin, New Zealand


Trip Day Twenty-eight: Saturday, October 20, 2007

Larnach Castle Garden

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  New Zealandís only Castle was built 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. 200 workmen spent three years building the Castle shell and master European craftsmen spent a further 12 years embellishing the interior. Larnach spared no expense on his dream home, which features the finest materials from around the world.

The Castle is still privately owned and cared for by the Barker family who celebrated their 40th anniversary at the Castle in 2007. This superbly crafted building with magnificent architecture showcases a unique collection of New Zealand antiques, with a tragic and scandalous history. The castle offers a variety of experiences for visitors. Spectacular tower views and beautiful gardens complete an enjoyable sightseeing experience. You can even stay in the boutique Lodge accommodation. Weddings, Balls, Functions and Celebrations are held in the beautiful 3000 square foot Ballroom.

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View From Garden
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This Jovial Piper Was On Hand to Entertain and Inform.

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