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“What a Pity” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya

Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya
A5, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Citta di Castello, Italy
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“What a Pity”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This should be a lovely cool and quiet place in the centre of town and we enjoyed our amble through it. It wasn't the most flowery time of the year, and some effort was being made to plant up. The nice effect was spoiled for us by the excessive amount of litter scattered around. Worse... in the middle of the park rund a creek which should be an attractive feature - it was littered and dirty and neglected! What pity! With a bit more care and love this could be a special place.

Visited February 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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191 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Bit dissapointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Victoria Park is supposed to be a botanical garden but it needs a lot of work on it. Some parts of the park are great, such as the rose gardens, but there's lots of rubbish elsewhere in the park, especially close to the river. Considering that one has to pay to get into the gardens, I would expect the place to at least be cleaned up. That could apply to the town of Nuwara Eliya as well.

Visited February 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good but not Magnificent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Victoria park is good to spend some time leisurely but there is not much things to see and do other than the beautiful flowers.

Visited July 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Not much to see - but take the binoculars just in case”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Possibly too early in the year so not much flowering but it is very well maintained and a pleasant stroll up to town.

Birds in some numbers but you need to go early, take the bins because the trees are high and distances quite long.

From my hotel (The Grand) an easy walk and worth doing just the once.

Visited February 2014
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Magnificent English Arboretum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Beautifully kept. Locals picnicking. Wonderful trees, all labeled. A splendid walk through history. Well worth the special 'foreigners' entry fee rate.

Visited February 2014
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