Cargill's Castle, a compelling spectacle
of austere sculptural beauty

Photo of Cargill's CastleCargill's Castle, known as The Cliffs, was built by Edward Bowes Cargill, a member of the founding Cargill family, prominent Dunedin business man and political leader. Cargill's Castle was designed by Frances William Petre, a leading New Zealand architect, and its location on the St Clair clifftops has ensured that it remains a Dunedin landmark.

Our Mission

Cargill's Castle is one of the most significant historic structures in Dunedin and one of only two castles in New Zealand.

The mission of the Cargill's Castle Trust is to retain the castle as part of the cultural, historic and recreational fabric of Dunedin, for the benefit of Dunedin and visitors, through:

The castle has a fascinating history - read all about it here »