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British Residency

Near High Court, Lucknow, India
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Ranked #2 of 60 attractions in Lucknow
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Lucknow, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Another one of the landmark places in Lucknow, the remains of the Lucknow residency are protected by the Archaeological survey of India. There's a nice museum inside that gives one interesting insights into Oudh history. Again, the winter season is the best time to visit, because summers will be really, really hot and most of what you have to see... More

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Lucknow, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is one of the most enchanting places for a history lover like me. After reading so much about the Sepoy Mutiny or the freedom fight of the year 1857, its a real treat to visit this place. The ASI has done decent work here in terms of the upkeep of the place and the entire area has sign boards... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The British residency is a beautiful place well maintained. The old buildings have been preserved quite well and one can move around without a guide as well as there are labels and sign placed at appropriate places. The walls still boast of bullet holes and cannon ball holes. The museum inside the residency has a lot of old photos and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We visited the British Residency during our three-week tour of northern India in 2011. The Residency is a window to Lucknow's past. The park surrounding the building is peaceful and a nice place to come and relax. It is hard to believe that one of the bloodiest siege's in India's past occurred at this spot. The curators of this site... More

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Walls shot with hundreds and thousands of bullet marks, speak the story of the British era. It's eerie to see these and makes us realize the past realities. It is less visited (undeservedly ignored by most visitors and locals) and has turned into a safe haven for love birds. Though it is well maintained, the couples hanging out cooing in... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The 1857 tragedy will be a thing of the past once you start walking amid the ruins and signs of cannon and gunshots! Enjoy the heritage structure and the museum. Worth a visit.

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Berkshire, UK
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9 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We thought that the state or whoever looks after this had done a great job given the links probably close to the Raj than Indian nationalisation. Lots of the buildings left....you get a great impression of the size, and it feels somewhat eerie. Read Shadow of the moon by MM Kaye before you visit, to give you a feel for... More

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

If you love history and wars, this is a place one should definitely go to. Otherwise also one should visit, see and read about the place for its place in the first war for Indian independence. Well kept and maintained. With each wall and stone exuding an abundance of history, make sure to read as much about the place as... More

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Chandigarh, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Residency can be Lucknow's answer to the famed Lodhi Gardens of Delhi. Both have a lot in common - large undulating green spaces in the heart of the city dotted with historical monuments. The history of the Residency is more recent and better known. A walk around the monuments and gardens can be a very interesting and relaxing experience... More

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Noida, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The nawabi capital city, Lucknow has many many places of historical importance which have played a major role in the older times and specifically in the freedom struggle. British residency is one such attraction which attracts a visitor with its broken walls (with canon shot marks still visible), a well kept museum of arms and ammunition of the older times,... More

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