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Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah

(3.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Batu Gajah itinerary builder to add Kellie's Castle and other attractions to your Batu Gajah vacation plans.
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  • Nicely maintained, clean surrounded by breathtaking views. U get the glimpse of 19th century Moorish architecture. Some places inside the castle can be lil dangerous. The castle is unfinished. Hence, ...  more »
  • Really beautiful castle, even though it's not fully complete but still looks majestic and the architecture is really impressive. it took 20-30minutes drive from Ipoh CBD and easy to locate with the si...  more »
  • Just fascinate about the history. Basically you will enter the place from the backyard. You will see the incomplete castle then then the Kellas house. Nice architecture overall. Thumbs up!  more »
  • Great place to spent time with family here. Can learn about its historical value. So much ghost story. Scenery from roof is superb. But lack of safety. Be careful when you up there
  • This historic place is crowded with tourists on the weekends, and to get discounts for local tourist you just need to show your MyKad upon paying at the counter. The castle is quite big and you can come up on the rooftop and see breathtaking scenery. But be careful as there are lacking of safety measures equipped here.
  • Beautiful sceneries. The scenery of the building and the sky are amazing. The food stalls looks okay for someone decent. It also has a parking area beside the food stall that may ruin the scenery. Other than that, the whole location is right beside the main highway which might be bothering to some. Contains food stalls (and of course, restrooms). Especially for those who are in need of beverages or a nice meal. It sells the usual carbonated drinks and some healthy juicy drinks. I don't know much about the food but they're decent. Bad side of the area. Needs some work on safety precautions though. It contains a river alongside the front of the castle that isn't guarded by railings or fences for prevention of people, especially childten from falling in. There's also an area above the castle where visitors are able to check out that also doesn't have any railings or fences to prevent people from falling. Useful information; You need to pay to actually get in the area of the castle.
  • You have to pay RM2 per parking lot and the entrance fee is RM5 (adult) for Malaysian and RM10 (adult) for foreigner. Bring your ID card! Take time to read the information provided along the castle and you will find this place is interesting.
  • I was hoping to see the ghostnof kellie roamin around but was met with disappointment since it closes at night