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“Interesting but sadly neglected” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis
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Ranked #47 of 122 things to do in George Town
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Durban, South Africa
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Interesting but sadly neglected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Cheap entry so worth a visit but like many other places in Malaysia - lots of potential but sadly neglected. The chapel is at least still intact. Some rooms have some interesting history but an hour is long enough to have seen it all.

Visited December 2011
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Another fort”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We visited this fort with more expectations that were able to be met. I was expecting more but was disappointed. I was looking for a little more history and interaction.

While it was good to see it was not great from our perspective

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Not much to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Fort Cornwallis has seen better days and there seems no budget for maitenance. Must have been impressive in its day but one has to use imagination.

Visited October 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Touch of History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Good to see that this old historic site has been kept and maintained....but needs a little bit more TLC.

Visited July 2012
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Otford, United Kingdom
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“Worth a Visit, Lots of Future Potential”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

This wonderful historic place is absolutely worth a visit. The old church is still intact and is interesting. A walk around the walls past the old cannons pointing at the sea gives a real feel of what it must have been like in the early years of settlement.

This site could be further developed to add more to the experience, although the entrance fee is extremely reasonable as it is.

Visited October 2012
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