Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah

3.7
Castle · Tourist Spot
Brought to fame by the award-winning movie "Anna and the King," Kellie's Castle was built by a Scottish farmer named William Kellie Smith as a gift for his family. Unfortunately, Kelly Smith died while on a trip and the mansion remained unfinished. Wall plaques provide both Malay and English explanations of each room, as well as the back story of the owner and his family. The castle and its grounds remain an excellent opportunity for photography enthusiast and history buffs--the second floor even includes an incomplete tennis court. Stop by one of the nearby cafes for refreshments and snacks after your tour. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Batu Gajah using our trip planner.
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  • I went here a decade ago when it was more simple. Now there's a souvenir store, 3D picture, photo and caricature booths, good toilet and parking facilities. At the basics, this is just a big...  more »
  • An old building left behind by the British. Nice to walk around and inside to feel the spirit. Better go in a rainly day.  more »
  • My family enjoyed walking around the castle and learning about the history. Neatly presented and laid out. You'll only need an hour maximum for this but worth it if you want to see a castle.  more »
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  • If you love enjoy historical building - this is a must place you should visit when you come to Perak. You can even enjoy eye-sighting on its rooftop. Drinks and if you want to photographed yourself and your loved one/family - they will do it (paid services).
  • Nice place to view an old English style castle. Well maintained but experience could be further improved if guided simple tours are available. Entry ticket of RM5 for locals is reasonable to maintain the condition of the place. This place should be promoted more but care taken to maintain it if more visitors come as graffiti and minor defacement by irresponsible people are already apparent in some places.
  • For just RM5 (Malaysians citizens), you get to see nice architectures and history with old, spooky vibes. Although, it can be dangerous as some places are not maintained well, and some stairwells are very narrow. Be careful when you bring children. But it has a very nice setting for pictures. Also FYI, it can be very hot when you visit at noon
  • Avoid coming here during public holiday or school holiday. Car park A and B will be full. Remember to bring umbrella - very hot.
  • One of the distinctive places in a very Malaysian, and I found by chance on Google Maps, and I went there, accompanied by my family trip lasted nearly three hours. We loved the place a lot is historical and distinctive. I would advise anyone who reads this comment to visit that place and it costs the trouble of traveling, because it is really worth a visit.

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