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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. Use our Batu Gajah itinerary builder to add Kellie's Castle and other attractions to your Batu Gajah vacation plans.
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  • A run-down colonial home originally built for a British businessman / planter and his family early in the 1900s. Never much used as he seemed to have been not too successful. There's not too much info...  more »
  • I never had a chance to enter this place since young although I studied in Ipoh 10 years. After so many years, I decided to visit the unfinished and ruined mansion, The Kellie's Castle. Out of my curi...  more »
  • Kellie's Castle carries with it a reputation of being haunted, that and with it being in Batu Gajah, in the middle of a former plantation, means unless you're nearby visiting Ipoh (or other nearby tow...  more »
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  • Nice site to visit and get to know more about its story behind and the tin mining Golden era. Top few floors get to see amazing view of the surroundings but personally don't feel safe on the lack of barriers and with kids around.
  • Best visited early morning. Beautiful structure well preserved. The place is very hot in the afternoon. Do not bring young children at dusk. The place is haunted.
  • Nice place to visit, but it is rather hot, better visit it early morning or at late evening. Good place for photo shooting, but this place may be haunted. Haha.
  • One of the must stop places if you are around Ipoh. The castle is beautiful even in the uncompleted stage. It sits on a hill in a scenic estate and provides a breathtaking view from the top of the castle. There is an entrance fee but it is worth it. Read up on the history of the place so that you can truly appreciate the castle when you visit it.
  • Beautiful , scenic n breath taking view from the top of the castle.... Plenty of parking area available... Accessible from NS highway through Gopeng exit... Toilet needs good upkeep... Too many flies... Little cafe to have coffee/ tea or beverages n cakes... A small souvenir shop near parking area..a small entrance fee....