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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Ipoh, you definitely have to make a trip to Kellie's Castle. It gives you details on the history of the castle, how it was constructed this way, what happened to the owner and his family along the way and why it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank christinethamhw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first of all DO drive to the sign told because free parking lot is 150 meters away from entrance that you see (if you enter through entrance you'll have to pay for parking). The admission fee are RM10 for adult and RM8 for children (6-12)....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diblackhole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our road trip to Lumut from Ipoh, we decided to take a detour to see Kellie's Castle. We were not disappointed. It is rich in history and sufficiently documented to explain the history and person behind the castle. Unfortunately it was not completed. But...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PenangInsights
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to bring young kids. Spent about 45mins. Need everybody to show Malaysian IC to get cheaper ticket. A good place for a short visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikeleo8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place because its unique old built. Weather was hot, we were so sweating but taking picture was easy with this natural light.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Minwan
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Visited on a weekday, there wasn't a large crowd so it was nice. It's about half an hour drive from Ipoh city and certainly worth the journey. The venue requires a bit of walking and climbing (stairs), so wear good shoes! There's an entrance fee...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nurulshima14
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

I traveled up north with my friends to Ipoh, Perak for a weekday getaway. On the way, we stopped at the infamous Kellie’s Castle. We’ve heard a lot about it and stepped foot to it. The construction of this castle was never completed and I’m...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank madamct
Reviewed December 3, 2018

The castle seems to be very big from the front view but there are only ruins behind. There's nothing significant to see other than the rooms of his family members. We can get to know the sad story of Kellie though.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hopelesnomad
Reviewed November 30, 2018

This attraction tells the tragic story of William Kellie-Smith, his attempts to build a life for himself in Malaysia, the various setbacks he suffered from and how he dealt with them. Ultimately, the castle was built to impress his fellow expats. The main brick facade...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Noobab
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

The story behind the castle is very interesting and it was good fun walking about exploring. A few areas of improvment: - a number of the info boards outside are blank and need replacing - there was a fair amount of litter lying about -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 8, 2018|
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Response from alkene21 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free. Locals got discount for the entrance fee, just show your ic. Mr Kelly is Scottish.
November 11, 2017|
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Response from zaccezra | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's open on Sundays too. Sunday 9AM–6:45PM Monday 9AM–6:45PM Tuesday 9AM–6:45PM Wednesday 9AM–6:45PM Thursday 9AM–6:45PM Friday 9AM–6:45PM Saturday 9AM–6:45PM
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January 29, 2017|
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Response from Peter v | Reviewed this property |
Easiest way is to take a taxi. There is a bus coming in this area but it's a long and tedious journey despite not far from Ipoh.