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Batu Gajah, Malaysia
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Reviewed today 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank leok647
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

For a local, this place is worth a visit. Entrance fee for malaysian is rm5 (need to show ic card of each visitor). Along with the history, the displays and explanations are good, and it's a great place to take photos. Complete with Cafe and...More

Thank mushroom001
Reviewed August 12, 2018

we use the Grab App to get a car to the castle, and reading the history of the place was amazing. We arrived early and there was no one around, so it was nice to wander around and read the sign boards. Really loved the...More

Thank Brent H
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The place are great! Even though there are required entry fee, however the building history are awesome! Its worth to visit.

Thank yukoy43
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The unfinished, ruined mansion, was built by a Scottish named William Kellie Smith.. According to differing accounts, it was either a gift for his wife & a home for his son.. Now Kellie's Castle is a popular tourist attractions and is believed by the locals that the...More

1  Thank Jaszy_77
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A good sharing historical facts on the construction of the castle and very ancient type of materials used. Written as haunted, we went till the top that offers good surrounding view. Worth the exercise climbing the winding like staircase. Interesting place to visit with good...More

Thank Khairiah M
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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.
July 8, 2016|
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Response from meaningremission | Reviewed this property |
The easiest way is take a taxi from Ipoh. Even if you take a bus to Batu Gajah town you still need a taxi to The castle as it's located a distance from the town.