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The Roundhouse

Captains Lane, Arthur Head | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Fremantle
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Brisbane, Australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
61 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The roundhouse is a very interesting place, the volunteer staff are very knowledgeable. You also get great views of the harbour area, it's well worth a look.

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Long Beach, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

A brief step in time with a docent who will help you to relive the past by putting you in stockades and charging you with a crime (and story) of someone's actual experience.

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Benoni, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The prominent position of this interesting part of early convict settlers provides good views over the bay & harbour & is well worth an hour here to learn more of Fremantle's past from the very knowledgeable guides on site.

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Esperance, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Lovely views of the Fremantle boat harbour and Indian ocean. There is good info on the walk with information boards at important points; parking available; Popular venue for wedding photos

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Vonore, Tennessee
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Roundhouse interesting place. The volunteer staff was very knowledgeable. We learned a great deal about the history of Fremantle and the Roundhouse building. You also get a great view of the harbor. I would definitely recommend this.

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Interesting visit and we learned a lot about the history of the city and this particular building. Its located right on the water front and ......no, I wont spoil it for those wanting to visit.

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San Diego, California
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284 reviews 284 reviews
138 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Roundhouse was quite interesting, although you couldn't go inside. Perched high on a hill, you had a great view of the old harbor and beaches. The history of the tunnel underneath it onto High Street was also quite a story.

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Perth, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Australia is such a young country but the up side is that the early buildings are in good condition and the history well documented. The guides are very knowledgeable and there is a great display.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

An excellent location for panoramic photos of Fremantle. The Roundhouse has well written documentation in the various rooms. Try to be there for the 1pm time canon.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Good starting point for a visit to Fremantle. The roundhouse shows the prison in the old days and the development of Fremantle as an important trading harbour.

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