About Us

Kryal Castle is a legendary land of adventure, with knights, dragons, wizards, kings, queens, princesses, fairies and so much more. 

Once you cross the drawbridge, a kingdom of myth, magic and fantasy will enthrall you. An adventurous, fun-filled day within the sprawling village awaits.

Journey through the chambers of the Dragons Labyrinth, which reveals the legend of Kryal; experience the drama of a medieval joust, as knights and their warhorses battle it out on the main arena; get lost in our maze; be enchanted by pantomimes; or learn the ancient art of archery.

Extend the adventure and sleep like a King or Queen for the night in beautifully appointed Castle Suites, capturing the glory and mystery of times past.

Kryal Castle has been transformed to create a family-friendly venue, which in 2013, won the coveted title of Victoria’s best new tourism development and was named Gold Award Winner – Tourist Attraction at the 2015 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

History of Kryal

A castle fit for a King!

Kryal Castle emerged from the vision of one man – Keith Ryall.

As a young boy Keith received a gift from his uncle who had returned from World War 2. It was a captured enemy sword. Keith instantly became enraptured by it, making his declaration that he would one day build his own castle and become a king!

As a young man Keith continued to follow his dream and avidly learnt all he could of the medieval era. He learnt to fashion armour and swords in the shed behind his house in Creswick, and as the demand for his work grew, so too did his need for an ‘appropriate’ place to work from…

In 1972, Keith began building the castle, which formally opened 2 years later primarily as a tourist attraction but also as an educational, conference and function facility with ‘royal’ accommodation and a wedding chapel.