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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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Pongau
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Kuala Lumpur
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This incomplete huge castle is infested with history and interesting facts of why this castle was being built and eventually abandoned. The grounds are well kept, signage aplenty and visitors wonders everywhere at every nook of the castle, basking in the surroundings and structure of the castle. It has beautiful architecture feel. Though it would be nice to have a... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We have been wanting to visit Kellie Castle for the longest time, and finally, we did it. Well, Kellie Castle is really not a castle, but a home built years ago. It is currently a ruin and I must say the attraction itself is fairly well maintained, with signboards documenting the history as well as documenting various parts of the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Visited Kellie's Castle on a recent trip to Ipoh, after a quick online search for attractions nearby. The photographs online seemed impressive, but i wasn't expecting anything so stunning! The exteriors of the castle (even the ruined part) are majestic and immediately transport you back to history. The interiors don't have much to offer, but walking around the numerous rooms... More

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Went there with my boyfriend for an hour or so on our way back to Nilai Negeri Sembilan. The place is simply amazing. The castle is very interesting as it seems to be full of secret doors. The whole place is like a maze. One could easily get lost on it. The most interesting place...to me...is the wine cellar. I... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are in the area, it is worth a quick visit. But if you are driving for 1 1/2 hours like we did, you would probably expect more. Be careful - the bathrooms were disgusting.

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Nilai, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

the fee to see kellies castle is quite expensive. nothing special there, you only see the ruins of so called haunted castle,

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

William Kellie Smith, who started to build this mansion in 1915 in what was then 'the middle of nowhere' did so after making a small fortune in a land clearing deal in the area. With the money he bought a large plot of land for his rubber plantation and started to build a house (see the yellow ruins in the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I had always wanted to visit Kellie's Castle but was advised against it as it is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of it's owner, William Kellie Smith. As it was a long weekend, we reached Kellie's Castle rather early and had the place somewhat to ourselves before other local tourists came. We explored every nook and corner of... More

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