Hatley Park National Historic Site, Colwood

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  • Got to explore this place all to myself. I arrived early morning. I never went inside the building but enjoyed strolling the gardens & grounds. Nice surprise, the peacocks all around. I chose Sunday. ...  more »
  • This college was once a military college and family home. There are nice trails on the property for you to stroll and let the children burn off some energy.  more »
  • Highly recommend before you go, try to find out the availability of the place, since it is highly sought after for events. However you can take excellent photos from the outside if it is closed.
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  • Just ask the roaming, resident peacocks... Hatley Castle and the estate are an exotic and impressive university location. The Royal Roads University, formerly Canada's western military college, is especially renowned for environmental, business, leadership and management education, although not limited to just those offerings. There is impressive academic rigour and leading edge academic work done here. When done the day's work or taking a break, wandering the gardens, beaches, trails, woods offers a natural and beautiful break from mundane cares. Hatley Castle is also a popular venue for weddings, small conferences and group gatherings. The castle, the grounds and the university are well worth visiting when you are in the greater Victoria region. The peacocks will welcome you.
  • My review to go visit this Castle and the grounds is 5 stars. It's absolutely beautiful and worth while to see. I gave a 3 star, because I bought a ticket to the tour specifically to go inside, since you cannot go in otherwise. Most of the tour was outside (which we can see for free) then we went into about three rooms in the castle and after, it ended. Now if you are considering going on the tour there are a few things to you need to know. If you are wanting to strictly go inside, my friend and I felt it was not worth $20 CAD each. If you are interested in the history of the house then I would say yes it is worth it, because they only quickly mentioned the X-men and other movies that were made there one time during the tour. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history.
  • It's beautiful inside. I'd be careful though. It seems to blow up ever 2 or 3 years. Also there's a bunch of underground passageways just under it. Almost looks like a base of a group of popular superheroes
  • Great place to spend the day. The site has extensive walking paths and you can visit the formal gardens and Hayley Castle.
  • Hatley park and the Royal Roads University campus is absolutely beautiful. The gardens are cheap to walk through but worth every penny. Go see the X-Men castle!!!

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