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Address: Batu Gajah, Malaysia
Phone Number: 605-2552772/9962/5055
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Educational. Ideal for historic enthusiasts. Old building and furniture. Area is dirty and smelly, full of Cow dung.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Veronica H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Educational. Ideal for historic enthusiasts. Old building and furniture. Area is dirty and smelly, full of Cow dung.

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1 Thank Veronica H
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really beautiful place. It enabled me to get a glimpse of the past. I was really amazed at the secret staircases and connecting rooms. I hope that the relevant authorities will continue to preserve this castle. Tip: You may want to do some background reading to get more out of this castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is a great place and you will stay longer if you like to take photo. Beautiful scenery. I don't recommend going on public holiday since the parking lot is limited and is hard to get a good shoot with all the people crowded around. Other than that, is fun to visit. Entry fess is affordable and reasonable too!

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1 Thank tracy a
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

if you are in the area go its a nice beautiful hill with a nice river and trees and a abundant beauuuuutiful castle with a sad story ....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

It's back to the past when I visited this castle. All the steep and narrow stairs and small door just proven people in the past were slimmer. The living rooms with all the antiques somehow feels like there is people living there.

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1 Thank MeiMei C
Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Been here for two times. Just thought that local council should preserved more for this heritage building, as people come from far to visit. More cleaning to be done, as cobwebs a, wear and tear could be seen, its a pity to see such a great structure to be left in such condition. Local council can do better.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I used to go there once with my mom and my siblings. That time there is no entrance fee. I didn't have the guts to go down the wine cellar because it was soo dark and creepy. I am a scared of heights person so going up the roof top makes me dizzy but still can't miss it. Second time... More 

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

How would this fortress look like if Mr William Kellie Smith managed to complete building it? It was supposed to be a grand mansion of the Scottish planter built beside Sungai Raya in Batu Gajah. Apparently, all materials were imported and there was supposed to be an elevator planned too. Unfortunately, the construction of this 3 stories mansion was abandoned... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This place was built by a scottish planter named william kellie smith. Before entering you need to buy a entrance ticket. Rm 5 for local and Rm 10 for foreigner if im not mistaken. You can tour around the castle and all places are accessible. You can even go to the rooftop and enjoy sceneric village view.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

People of my generation in Malaysia will have learnt about Kellie's Castle in school. I have always wanted to visit it - and after forgetting about it for over 25 years - I have finally come to see it. Let's be honest, this is not going to be at the level of the Tower of London in terms of care-taking... More 

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