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Batu Gajah, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank nurulshima14
Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank madamct
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank sbalajimdu
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Noobab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Drexciya77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kellie's castle is worth a visit not because of the ruins at Batu Gajah but of his dream to build a beautiful home in Malaya. It is truly an ambition that would have suceeded if not for his unfortunate demise in Portugal. Family pictures of...More

Thank Johnfernandis
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Driving to Ipoh, i think Kellie's Castle should included in the MUST VISIT list as it's one of the history and full of mysteries about the haunted story of this castle in Malaysia. It's worth to visit but it's very dirty overall as the environment...More

Thank ayalai2000
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This is one of the MUST VISIT place if ever one is in or near IPOH, Malaysia. The location is quite away from IPOH, and there are not many public transports to reach the place. The ONLY way is by private car or TAXIS, and...More

Thank 313globetrotter
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Our guide told us many stories behind the unfinished castle and the architectural designs that should have been the “first” in malaysia.. touring around blend with an eerie atmosphere

Thank alkene21
Reviewed September 21, 2018

No trip to Ipoh would be complete without a side trip to Kellie's Castle. The castle was never finished because the owner died before it was completed as a gift for his wife who subsequently returned to England and apparently never to return to Malaysia....More

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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.