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Address: Batu Gajah, Malaysia
Phone Number: 605-2552772/9962/5055
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Queit, Old feel

Im a sucker for old places, and Kellie's Castle, though small and doesnt have much left, is still a nice visit, Saw a couple of couples taking wedding pics too..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BalGill81
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Im a sucker for old places, and Kellie's Castle, though small and doesnt have much left, is still a nice visit, Saw a couple of couples taking wedding pics too..

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this castle by Sept 2016. I am rarely see castle at Malaysia therefore I love to visit Kellie Castle when I know this from media. This castle has 4 stories. We spend about 2 hours to walking around, to read the history signboard on each room, to take photo. I found here is a good photo spot as... More 

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Thank hweeing
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice castle ruins but it's quite small. You can finish the whole castle within half an hour if you walk fast and don't take many pictures. Entrance fee is at RM10.00 per adult for foreigner. The view from the rooftop is nice. However, do mind your step as there is no guard railing or gate or anything to... More 

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Thank Jessica P
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kellie’s Castle was built by a Scottish planter his name called William Kellie Smith from a little town in Scotland. He built the building for his beloved wife and the building structure same reason point (a symbol of love) such as Shah Jahan (Taj Mahal). But the love of the stories was different. William Kellie Smith was an interesting man... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is an incomplete/ruined castle which is a remnant of the British colonial past located at Batu Gajah which is some half-hour to 45 minutes away from Ipoh town (depending on which route you take). According to the tour leaflet, this property was owned by a Scottish rubber estate owner/planter named William Kellie Smith, at around 1915, who intended... More 

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Thank Winston L
Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this place only few km from my workplace/home, never haven change to come here. RM 2 for parking, 5 for local and double for foreign visitors. Note that, roof top are fence less, railing on the way to the top level is also broken (part).

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Thank hckok77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is maintained well. RM5 entrance fee for adult, Malaysian. The place is quite hot. So be prepared with umbrella and sunblock+water. The castle is very unique and I learn more about the history of the building. Was impressed with the structure as it is still strong. I enjoyed my trip here

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Thank Nur A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

First visit to Perak,Ipoh and made a stop at Kellie's Castle. This trip broadens our knowledge as a family and the kids. Well written historical facts around the castle. Went up to the rooftop and had a clear view of the surrounding. Nothing much but had fun snapping pictures away with the so called 'run down' castle. Good visit but... More 

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Thank Rozy I
Penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

The castle doesn't look anything like the Taj Mahal but the love story of William Kellie Smith and his wife that surrounds the castle is just as compelling. The construction of the castle started in 1915 for which Kellie brough Indian workers to Malaysia. The work continued until 1926 but the building was never finished. Wandering through the halls, many... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

I could have spent hours more exploring this place but time schedule did not allow for that. Interesting history surrounding the unfinished building and great to see Government has supported retaining historical site. Keep going please.

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