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Kellie's Castle

Batu Gajah, Malaysia
605-2552772/9962/5055
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Batu Gajah
Type: Castles
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
112 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'd visited many years back when it was abandoned. Entrance was free then. Now that the place is cleaned up with proper car park, signboards, etc, they have imposed entrance fees with RM50 camera fees. I can understand the big fees since it seems to be a favorite place for pre-wedding shoots. We did ours here. No regrets!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It was so very hot, but it was very interesting to see a castle that had been built in the early 1900's, in the middle of no where. What an incredible man of vision, William Kellie Smith was to have built a 6 storey castle, with the potential first elevator in Malaya. It was interesting to do a self guided... More

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88 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We did not realize that this tourist attraction is only open to public from 9.00am – 6.00pm. Unfortunately, we did not get to see inside the castle as by the time we arrive it was 6.30pm but we managed to take a few Beautiful architectural photos from the outside : ) However, on our drive back to Ipoh, we came... More

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our kids thought the castle was mysterious. They had fun imagining stuff walking down the old corridors, steep staircase, basement wine cellars.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A not completed "castle" being built by William Kellie Smith, a Scotsman, who made his fortune in Malaya in the 1800's, this mansion is an interesting place to visit. Smith imported all of the materials as well as labour from India to built this edifice where he planned to entertain fellow planters and local officials. Its history is interesting to... More

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Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I was going to visit the Castle today with my friends after the trip to Cameron Highlands. At the ticket counter - entrance fee is RM10.00 that was fine with me but upon seeing me holding a DSLR camera, I was told I needed to pay RM50.00 for the camera. It is just crazy to pay RM50.00 just because I... More

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Frome the road it looks good, but once you get into it and have a look around it is quite an amazing place with an interesting history. Hard io imagine this style of construction in the middle of the Malaysian heat. Well worth spending an hour or 2 here plus there is great facilities for a food and bathroom stop

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Perhaps half an hour from Ipoh, Waze leads you through interesting back lanes and kampungs to Kellie's Folly. The castle itself is well kept and the signs are informative. If you're in the area, I think it's an interesting way to spend a couple of hours. Apparently, they do ghostly night tours too.

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Pongau
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Kellie's Castle combines Western and Oriental styles in eye-catching architecture at a quite special place. If you want to get there on public transport from Ipoh, bus station Medan Kidd, take bus 66 going to Tapah and change in Gopeng for the Batu Gajah bus - tell the driver to drop you at Kellie's Castle. To continue after your visit,... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Last year we already wanted to visit the castle, but then we didn't see any signboards on the expressway, so we missed it. This year, after studying the map, we took the country road and then you can't miss it. Although it never has been completed, the facts on the signboards give you a good idea how it was like... More

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