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. Our Bengkulu trip itinerary maker tool makes visiting Fort Marlborough and other Bengkulu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Sprawling relic of British rule of this area. Wonderful view of the ocean from the top, lots of selfie opportunities in old cells, etc. Graves of British administrators are inside. There's just someth...  more »
  • Is a Dutch army fortifications is also used by the British army when it invaded Indonesia
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  • The Fort remains United Kingdom this has indeed become one with the history of the city of Bengkulu. Here we can see and trace the history back stepped forward presence of United Kingdom. In it there are also tombs of officials of the United Kingdom in ancient times. Number one destination in Bengkulu.
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  • Love to be here, must visit it if you go to Bengkulu. We can sea the sea from here. A good place for taking photos and easy to accessed.
  • Great place to visit while you’re in Bengkulu. This Fort Marlborough is a historical place, you only have to pay for 3k rupiahs. If there’s a local guide, it would make your visit more memorable.
  • Pros: + historical site + well preserved + pretty clean + nice ocean view Cons: - not much to do here, 30 min and we are already done, adding a museum section might help
  • Well preserved however lacks in presentation of the history of the place.the story telling can be more engaging otherwise you wont spend too long here.No guides to tell you something interesting.Pro not really crowded and nice picture opportunities.
  • One of must visited place in Bengkulu.. There are Bengkulu history in here.. We can enjoy this place with our team, family or by self..
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