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Address: Batu Gajah, Malaysia
Phone Number: 605-2552772/9962/5055
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nice building

theres nothing much here but the building very nice .Good for photos . This place supposed to open 9am -6pm. Came about 9am but noone there. Open half hour then , very good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old building with interesting background story. We went there on sunset time which quite hot on that time. The building is not big so we didn't spend much time exploring it. Nice for taking pictures!

Thank Jap A
Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

theres nothing much here but the building very nice .Good for photos . This place supposed to open 9am -6pm. Came about 9am but noone there. Open half hour then , very good staffs there hahahahah Ticket price for Malaysian only RM5 per person .Reasonable. Worth for sight-seeing .

Thank farahevans
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful castle for historical enthusiasts to explore. There are descriptions provided in different rooms of the castle for you to understand more. Be sure to climb to the top floor of the castle to get a good view of the surroundings. Family with young children should be careful when you visit this place as there are no railings at the... More 

Thank shooksayshello
Penang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing much to see. Entrance fee is RM5. Parking costs RM2. Was quite stuffy in the area. Avoid going during public holidays as the place will be quite packed.

Thank Cheryl O
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Im a sucker for old places, and Kellie's Castle, though small and doesnt have much left, is still a nice visit, Saw a couple of couples taking wedding pics too..

Thank BalGill81
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this castle by Sept 2016. I am rarely see castle at Malaysia therefore I love to visit Kellie Castle when I know this from media. This castle has 4 stories. We spend about 2 hours to walking around, to read the history signboard on each room, to take photo. I found here is a good photo spot as... More 

Thank hweeing
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice castle ruins but it's quite small. You can finish the whole castle within half an hour if you walk fast and don't take many pictures. Entrance fee is at RM10.00 per adult for foreigner. The view from the rooftop is nice. However, do mind your step as there is no guard railing or gate or anything to... More 

Thank Jessica P
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Kellie’s Castle was built by a Scottish planter his name called William Kellie Smith from a little town in Scotland. He built the building for his beloved wife and the building structure same reason point (a symbol of love) such as Shah Jahan (Taj Mahal). But the love of the stories was different. William Kellie Smith was an interesting man... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 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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