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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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