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Address: Batu Gajah, Malaysia
Phone Number: 605-2552772/9962/5055
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Ghost of colonial past.

This attraction is an incomplete/ruined castle which is a remnant of the British colonial past located at Batu Gajah which is some half-hour to 45 minutes away from Ipoh town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This attraction is an incomplete/ruined castle which is a remnant of the British colonial past located at Batu Gajah which is some half-hour to 45 minutes away from Ipoh town (depending on which route you take). According to the tour leaflet, this property was owned by a Scottish rubber estate owner/planter named William Kellie Smith, at around 1915, who intended... More 

Thank Winston L
Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although this place only few km from my workplace/home, never haven change to come here. RM 2 for parking, 5 for local and double for foreign visitors. Note that, roof top are fence less, railing on the way to the top level is also broken (part).

Thank hckok77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is maintained well. RM5 entrance fee for adult, Malaysian. The place is quite hot. So be prepared with umbrella and sunblock+water. The castle is very unique and I learn more about the history of the building. Was impressed with the structure as it is still strong. I enjoyed my trip here

Thank Nur A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to Perak,Ipoh and made a stop at Kellie's Castle. This trip broadens our knowledge as a family and the kids. Well written historical facts around the castle. Went up to the rooftop and had a clear view of the surrounding. Nothing much but had fun snapping pictures away with the so called 'run down' castle. Good visit but... More 

Thank Rozy I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle doesn't look anything like the Taj Mahal but the love story of William Kellie Smith and his wife that surrounds the castle is just as compelling. The construction of the castle started in 1915 for which Kellie brough Indian workers to Malaysia. The work continued until 1926 but the building was never finished. Wandering through the halls, many... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could have spent hours more exploring this place but time schedule did not allow for that. Interesting history surrounding the unfinished building and great to see Government has supported retaining historical site. Keep going please.

Thank Allan K
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kellie's Castle is a splendid example of successful restoration works on a historical building. My first visit was in 2003 and I was disappointed then as the site was poorly maintained. Last month, I visited this beautiful castle again on a beautiful sunny day and I was delighted to see the tremendous transformation, thanks to the efforts of authorities concerned.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be charged a RM 5 if you are local but RM10 if you are not or did not bring your local ID. Is it worth the value, well for me it is not. The place is beautiful from the outside, but once you entered it, it is not properly maintained. Such a shame for a historical building with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been awhile since the last time I came here, a lot of things has change. They have a prettier station down the castle for visitors to rest and they are souvenirs sold there. All Malaysian are required to bring their identity card so that you will only have to pay a cheaper entrance fee which is RM5 and the... More 

Thank Sandra K
Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit and understand more about the historical side of this castle. Well described in most of the spaces in the building from signage.

Thank WN6

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