A visit to Toronto's grand castle estate, the former home to financier Sir Henry Pellatt, is like stepping back into the ... More
A visit to Toronto's grand castle estate, the former home to financier Sir Henry Pellatt, is like stepping back into the Edwardian era. At Casa Loma, tour 98 richly decorated rooms, secret passages, towers, and an 800-foot tunnel connecting the castle to its magnificent stables. Outside find a five-acre estate, with gardens offering dazzling colors, sculptures, and water fountains. The on-site cafe and gift shop offers delightful food, souvenirs, and breathtaking views.
It was a great excitement being in casa Loma. Everything was so well maintained that i felt that as if i've gone back to those olden days. Specially being in a palace where you can get easily lost was very exciting. Specially when i was walking through the secret tunnels i started imagining King Henry using the tunnels during wars. Next time i go to toronto i would definitely like to visit casa Loma
Been Living in Toronto for most of my life and haven't been to Casa Loma. Location around the castle is nice. We took the stairs up which wasn't too bad. Entrance looked nice, and had a few people waiting to get in. Staff was friendly.
For a castle this place was kinda small to my expectation. The audio guided tour was included but I didn't listen to it, since I am not a history buff and I didn't need to know too much. There was a brief description of the rooms as you entered.
Was very hot and humid day, and the castle wasn't air conditioned. and they ran fans in the hallways. They allow pictures. The main areas include 3 floors, basement, stable, and garden.
You can cover the whole area within 2 hrs, as I just went around taking pictures. the 3rd floor is just a museum. I was disappointed because the places is very small and there isn't too much to look at.
I wouldn't go there again, and if I had family come to Toronto, I wouldn't suggest them go there.
Liked everything about it except the food at the deli.Well mantained and very informative.I went in the middle of winter and when I went inside it was warm and comfortable. I would have liked to hear the organ play but do not know if they do that.I would love to come back when the gardens are open.
Casa Loma is a gorgeous castle has amazing scenery and great atmosphere. It was fun to see all of the rooms and as my family and I are all history buffs, this was great! I highly reccomend you go see this when you are in Toronto!
This is a definite must see!! I just loved the craftsmanship that is evident in every room.
From the subway, we walked to the "Castle". The walk was difficult because we walked the stairs up the hillside to reach the "Castle". Fortunately, there are benches at each landing to allow vistors to rest on the journey up the hill.
I don't know if it would have been less laborous to walk the road up and around to the "Castle".
No matter how you get there, you must see this attraction.
We enjoyed our visit to Casa Loma. It's a great place to take pictures. Outside, the castle is gorgeous in the sun. Inside is just as beautiful.
We did spend a little longer than I would have liked there, but overall we had a good time. The place is so big, it takes a while to see EVERYTHING, if that's your goal.
Top floor is worth the climb because there are doors giving you access to the staircase that goes up into the big spire. Be warned, football players like myself don't fit up those tight spiral staircases up the many flights of stairs very well. It was still pretty cool to be up there, even if the windows were very small and hard to look out of.
Also on the top floor was a military museum. Being from the States, I wasn't that interested in reading everything about the history of the Canadian military unit, but I'm sure it would be of great interest to someone interested in their own country's history.
I'd say a visit to Casa Loma is a one-time event. Not sure if I'd go back on my next visit to Toronto, but I enjoyed my first visit there.
it was amazing to see this giant castle in the middle of a major city. we took the audio tour which was really interesting. it was incredible to see all the rooms and secret passageways. going to the very top is a little hard if you are clastrophobic because the stairs are very winding narrow... however, it is worth the view.
We went to Casa Loma early one day. We took the usual tourist pictures outside in the beautiful surroundings. We never went inside because it would have been $40 for our family of 5 to get in. Ouch. + 3 busloads of school children just arrived before us.
My husband felt $40 was too much. I, however, would have spent it. I think it would have been well worth it. I am more into the beautiful castle tours than he is.
There is plenty of parking and it was an easy place to find.
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