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Address: Batu Gajah, Malaysia
Phone Number: 605-2552772/9962/5055
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An exciting visit

The place was an adventure. Need more information to educate and inform visitors. The architecture was very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
puspanathan
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penang,Malaysia
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penang,Malaysia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The place was an adventure. Need more information to educate and inform visitors. The architecture was very interesting.

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Malacca
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Basically nothing much there but nice view. Indeed the castle have a story behind so Google and do your home work before visit or else you will feel meaningless with the visit and just snapping the photo. The structure and the art work of the building is impress for the old days. They even plan to made a lift at... More 

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Asia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Being a history buff, I thoroughly enjoyed walking and exploring the grounds. I can't imagine how beautiful it would be if it was completed for even now, what's left of the castle (it should be a mansion, not a castle) is still beautiful. Located on a hill with a river view, what more can a person ask for? What makes... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Difficult to find such structures especially in Malaysia.. The story behind the castle makes it all the more interesting. Worth a visit

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Heard about Kellis's castle over years but finally get to visit with a British friend that want to know why this scottish castle will be here? Very well organize and signed are clear for each room, interesting building but... organizer miss out one things... Why no one selling the DVD of Anna & the Kings since that been mention in... More 

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Antwerpen, België
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222 reviews 222 reviews
103 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I really enjoyed the castle, It has an interesting history and architectural structure.(scottish, moorish and indian influences, all in one). The castle is empty now but everywhere are some nice infopanels teaching you the history of the castle and giving you an intersting insight on how colonialist used to live in south east Asia. We also made it from Ipoh... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I would definitely say the the castle is very beautiful with quite an interesting history, but I would say they need to do more to actually make this a viable tourist attraction. You essentially come here to take a picture and read the short descriptions they included inside. There isn't much to see, learn, or do here other than that.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Truly it is a hidden gem of Perak. Great place to visit. You need to have own transportation to get there. Fantastic place for photo taking! Kellie's Castle (sometimes also called Kellie's Folly) is located near Batu Gajah, and is about 20 minutes' drive from Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. The unfinished, ruined mansion, was built by a Scottish planter named William... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What a view! Truly amazed with its charm ... The story behind this castle and the journey it has gone through over the years ... simply amazing!

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Kerteh, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A must place to visit for all people that come to Perak. This castle has many interesting stories and they might be pretty scary too. Please dont miss the roof top of the castle whereby you can see the perfect 360 degree panoramic view of plantation around the castle. It was pretty amazing as the river flow beside the castle... More 

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