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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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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Whilst paying the meagre entrance fee, I was told I could not use my camera. I was disappointed, obviously, but when I saw the ruins and felt the history of the site I was doubly disappointed. Many, many more people were taking photos, but, being a single female traveller I prefer not to make waves. The site is large and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Having read a lot about the place, I was prepared to experience the place where India's first war of independence was fought. But what I was not prepared for was the magnificent atmosphere of war damaged buildings, memorials, guns and the wonderful museum located inside the residency campus. The museum displays the war locations and the various fronts where artillery... More 

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Bangalore, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Must visit in Lucknow...the place drips with history and is well maintained. Nice for a evening walk...

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Although taking some time to arrive in Lucknow, this site encapsulates the story of the British in India ( both good and bad). An evocative site.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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