Fort Marlborough, Bengkulu

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Built in the 18th century by the East India Company, Fort Marlborough once served as an English defensive structure, considered one of the strongest in this part of the world. Pick up a free guidebook at the entrance of the thick walls and tour the jail, ammunition storage, army housing, and an underground tunnel. Be sure to head up to the top floor for views of the Indian Ocean, and keep your eyes peeled for a few cannons still stationed there. For extra details on the attraction, consider visiting with an English-speaking guide. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort Marlborough by using our Bengkulu tour planner.
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  • July 23, 2017
    One of the attractive place must go in Bengkulu. The enterence fees just Rp 3000 per pax. Best time to go is 4 to 5 pm because not too hot and enjoy the sunset. Can see 300 year old British Fort with ...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Benteng peninggalan inggris ini sangat bagus untuk mengenal sejarah bengkulu lebih dalam lagi. Sayang tempat parkirnya sempit buangeeet  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    A historical building (fort) where has a museum inside the building to learn about history of British in Sumatra Island. Very good for family vacation.  more »

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