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Kellie's Castle

Address: Batu Gajah, Malaysia
Phone Number: 605-2552772/9962/5055
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Batu Gajah
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This castle was abandoned by its owner for no apparent reason. It was reported that this castle was haunted . For some ultra sensitive people there could be a eerie feeling when you visit this place .

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Pahang, Malaysia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I always wanted to explore a castle, and this house fits the bill! It's not hard to imagine what it would have been like had it been finished. All the signs are helpful, and you really get a sense of Mr Kellie the man, not just of the house itself.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great place to visit.This is place where all the way to batu gajah. Once reached the building and quit surprise this is huge and incomplete structure. My though from beginning that this is nice place to snap photos. Take almost 2 hours to complete visit.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

i dislike the rm2.00 charges for car parking (in front) but at the back is free. what's the rm2.00 for??? for jaga kereta?? it's on top of entrance fee. like: the historical sights, photos, descriptions, signages for safety.. .ah..hh..h....the cartoonist charge a portrait of rm10 (for a B5 black n white picture...but you need to wait for 10mins, ..with a... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Area was clean and beautiful. didn't have time to enter castle though. just took photos from outside, which was still with good scenery. had to pay for parking charge. actually there is a free parking space behind the cafes - didn't realize until reading the sign.

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Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We visited on a hot sunny afternoon while driving up to Ipoh for some sightseeing. It's easy to find as it's well marked on maps and is on a main road a few minutes from the N-S expressway. Most of the castle is bare empty rooms with the window glass long gone, but there are a couple of rooms which... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This castle is really something very special in Malaysia. The history of Kellie's family, the materials and building process, the intended design of the architecture are all very helpful information, and there are all written in the castle to help visitor to understand it more. The entrance fee is rm5, and it's worth it.

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kuala lumpur
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

More than 100 years old mansion was built by William Kellie Smith for his beloved wife Agnes was never completed following the death of Smith in Lisbon in 1926 at the age of 55 years. Smith was one of the richest English expatriate in Perak, and was involved in the plantation and mining. Unfortunately after his death, his family sold... More 

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