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The Roundhouse

Captains Lane, Arthur Head | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Fremantle
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Hamilton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This was an interesting building and has a fascinating history. The volunteers who work here are very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A place with lots of history. Interestingly, it's not round, it's actually made up of 12 walls, giving the false impression that it is round. It's nice to walk around, there is also a beach nearby with white sandy beach. Overall, don't really need to spend too much time here, 30 mins to 45 mins is more than enough ...

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Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place is manned by senior volunteer guides and they sure have loads of stories to tell! This place served as a prison in the early days. Its construction is also amazing.

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Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

worth seeing, cool little piece of history here and easy to get to. they can lock you up and give you a card w/ what you have been charged w/ ! just a gold coin donation to go inside.

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Although very small the historical photos and accompanying descriptions certainly give you a feel for how Freemantle must have been in olden times. Good views from the point and the local staff are willing to provide any details. An interesting historical place to visit.

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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A lot of history although not much to see. I was a bit spooked out. It does offer a good view though. Good to drop by if you are visiting various places in Fremantle.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A round castle establishment which rich history but for the aesthetic viewer it is nothing more than a large old brick building in a round shape. I appreciate it's historical architecture was massively advantageous to approaching ships and helped fortify and address security issues for Fremantle, but as a tour there is not much to do and little to see... More

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The oldest buiding in Fremantle. Well preserved and kept. Only sad point is the demolished of the parts of original stairs giving way to railway tracks

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

some interesting history and worth visiting for the view over the harbour.. do as part of a number of free places of interest around the town

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Include the Roundhouse into a stroll along the sea and enjoy the view from the canon platform. Easy reached from everywhere in town and parking nearby.

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