The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle

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#5 of 24 in Historic Sites in Greater Perth
Given the country's history as a penal colony, it might not surprise you that Western Australia's oldest public building is a former prison. Built in 1830, the rotund white-brick The Fremantle Round House originally housed convicted prisoners before becoming a police lockup. The chief constable and his family began to occupy the building in 1900. Today, you can tour the seaside building and ask knowledgeable volunteer guides questions. Head to the upper deck for scenic views of the Fremont coast and offshore islands. Put The Fremantle Round House into our Fremantle trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This maritime beacon and former prison is a must for any visitor to Fremantle. Situated within walking distance of this port city centre, The Round House will appeal to young and old. We visited with ...  more »
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A good alternative to staying in busy Perth, the port city of Fremantle offers atmospheric lodgings in many of its well-preserved buildings from the 19th century. Available for both long and short stays in the city, these rental properties offer lots of privacy and all the modern conveniences you need, all just a walk away from the city's main attractions. If you're traveling on a budget, consider Fremantle's mid-range hotels and backpacker hostels, many of which you'll find near the main train station.
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