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British Residency

Address: Near High Court, Lucknow, India
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Ranked #3 of 54 Attractions in Lucknow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Residency is set in a lovely green park with plenty of benches and shade to sit and enjoy some peace and quiet away from Lucknow's busy streets. The buildings are beautiful and authentically ramshackle, preserved to look exactly as they did when British left. There were plaques to say where Sir Henry Lawrence had died etc but perhaps not... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Its a great place. You will find ruins of the British residency and marks of bullet and canon balls. You must also visit the cemetery to know people who died in the residency. there is a museum in the same complex that narrates the story of those times. You can click lot of pictures here as the place is really... More

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Lucknow, India
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

#If you are in Lucknow and looking for a destination who is naturally beautiful, neat & clean, full of History and peaceful then I would like to recommend you to visit British Residency who is crimping his history in his lap with amazing architecture who were remain in ruins condition but now is in under protection of A.S.I. and work... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Residency, also called as the British Residency and Residency Complex, is a group of several buildings. The Residency is a state of Dilapiated Condition and but is located in the heart of the city, in vicinity of other monuments like Shaheed Smarak. This place has merely restricted to the local and young couple who wants to spend some time... More

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Pictures of all the key warriors who revolted in 1857 and also some of the old pictures of how the city looked way back.

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Senior Reviewer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Grate history and not widely known outside of India. Site of the 1857 fight for independence from Britain. Superb in its significance Also great embroidered cotton .

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New Delhi, India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A great place to while away in good whether. The place is nice and clean but ASI could have done a better job. There is very little info about the historical events that took place here.

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delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Here sleeps history.The place is really quiet and peaceful and gives a lot of photo opportunities.It also houses a museum which has pictures, photographs and write ups of the 1857 siege. It is closed on fridays.There is a cemetery which is worth visiting thought the place is covered in grass and is neglected.The tomb of Henry Lawrence is a must... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A decent place to visit. The place is british ruins and you literlly feel the old world come alive. Not much to do hee though and mostly you would see couples getting cozy in most corners. I recommend not carrying a camera and use your mobiles for pics as they charge a good amount for your camera.

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Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place was the residency of the British (as the name suggests) during their era in India. It is well maintained, it is a joy walking around the dilapidated buildings seeing which you can almost reconstruct how and what happened there. The houses carry their British majesty, even in their ruins. It is a fun place for children to run... More

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