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William Larnach built Larnach Castle - on the Otago peninsula near Dunedin - for his beloved first wife, Eliza Jane Guise.
Construction began in 1871, and 200 workmen laboured for five years before the family moved in. Gifted European craftsmen worked for eleven more years to embellish the interiors with the finest materials from around the world.
The garden has been fully refurbished and sits in an extensive garden that is designated 'of international significance'. The castle has accommodation in auxiliary buildings, and is open daily for viewing.