The Larnach Castle

I finally had the opportunity to visit New Zealand’s only Castle which was built in 1871 by William Larnach [a merchant, baron and politician] for his first wife Eliza. However, tragically she died young at the age of 38 and alone in the castle. William Larnach then, married Eliza’s half sister Mary Alleyne. They were married only for a short few years and oddly Mary also died at the age of 38. Hmmmmmm!

But, he remarried again for the third time but in the end, it’s not the wife that dies but he committed suicide in 1898.

Visit the Larnach Castle & Gardens website for more info. 🙂


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