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Address: Batu Gajah, Malaysia
Phone Number: 605-2552772/9962/5055
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Unique structure

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Vishrutta
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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204 reviews 204 reviews
93 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
78 helpful votes 78 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Malaysia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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