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British Residency

Address: Lucknow, India
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Ranked #3 of 68 things to do in Lucknow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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262 reviews 262 reviews
100 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

These grounds are amazingly well kept and the maintenance that has gone into the ruins is superb. Tickets for foreigners are 100 INR and 5 for Indians, which probably goes a long way towards why you'll find a lot of "courting couples" using this area as a park. The park grounds itself are wonderful to wander round and signage is... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was the home of the Governor of Lucknow during the Raj occupancy and is spread over a wide area. The ruins are extensive and the history surrounding the place is fascinating.

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Malta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The ruins of the Residency are well maintained and the buildings pretty well signed though it helps if you have done some homework and/or have an excellent guide like Narayan Sharma of Tournos, who is an expert on all aspects of the First Indian War of Independence/indian Mutiny. We also visited other relevant sites in Lucknow, Cawnpore , Delhi and... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Family need to watch out as this has become a more of a cuple park. Overall a good place to visit and museum has to be seen with so many hidden aspect presented across

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The heavy shelling and the damage caused by the tanks then have left an indelible mark...but its nice to go sit there for a while and reminisce history!!!

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Pune, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Its a historic place and you will find lots of interesting things of historical importance. But now a days its famous as peaceful place for the lovebirds who need some secrecy. ;)

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New Delhi, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

People with interests in historical places will definitely enjoy. The ruins of British Residency that still remain have been preserved very well. But since its a completely open area, people should carry umbrella during rain or when its very sunny.

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english
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The site is historically interesting and a pleasant walk. The museum was a real disappointment. The basement was closed - looked to have been closed for some time. Upstairs there was very little description of the siege, which could have been brought to life. Had to go back to the hotel to learn about the siege from the internet. Pity.

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Jaipur, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The building still holds its history. It depicts the history of treatment given by Britishers to Indians

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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94 reviews 94 reviews
63 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A place of British origin with historical importance. The spot of bullets on walls are heart rendering

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