Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah

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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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  • Very nice place to explore during the day(not on a hot day). There's a lot of history and stories about the place. If visiting with young kids, please keep a close watch, as the place could be quite d...  more »
  • The first thing I noticed is that foreigners , like my self, pay twice as much as locals. The view from the top is very nice but be careful with children as there are no barriers as such around the to...  more »
  • Interesting place; unsure if there's mixture of truth & myth... Hot.... be extra careful; no railing on the stairs  more »
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  • A Place for Historybuffs. Definitely a fantastic place for people who loves historical things, also who wouldn't love a castle! The place is fairly free to explore, you can even climb up to the top of the castle to get a magnificent view of the surroundings. The castle is said to be haunted and there are notice boards everywhere to remind you that. Overall a great place for exploring. Would recommend for spooky factor. 10/10
  • A very nice historical site. The explanations are very interesting. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Malaysian history and would like to have a look at olden British mansions.
  • The story behind this abandoned castle is very interesting. Rm5 entrance fee for citizen. Basically there’s storyboard inside and to look at the infrastructure (secret room, first lift & underground tunnel) of the castle. Don’t creep yourself out 👻 cause it was said that spirit has been seen pacing along the corridor.
  • It was interesting to visit a ruin and an enjoyable walk around. However, its far too expensive for what it is. It used to be free and even the locals we attended with were very apologetic about the price because even they didnt think it was worth it.
  • Historical building worth to visit. The last visiting was ten over years ago. During that time was free entry and was not restored as nice as present. Parking of car is chargable. Can park along the road side for free. Doest know the entrance fees as did not enter. Souvenir shop and coffee shop is available.
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