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Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Beautiful old building with interesting background story. We went there on sunset time which quite hot on that time. The building is not big so we didn't spend much time exploring it. Nice for taking ...  read more »
  • theres nothing much here but the building very nice .Good for photos . This place supposed to open 9am -6pm. Came about 9am but noone there. Open half hour then , very good staffs there hahahahah Tick...  read more »
  • Beautiful castle for historical enthusiasts to explore. There are descriptions provided in different rooms of the castle for you to understand more. Be sure to climb to the top floor of the castle to ...  read more »
  • I was hoping to see the ghostnof kellie roamin around but was met with disappointment since it closes at night
  • A must visit for tourists visiting Ipoh. It's not far from Ipoh town, less than 30 min. drive. Historical significance and good for photography too
  • Nice building but very very POOR SECURITY. Please bring along ur safety belt, safety shoes, helmet, glove . For the security reason. Children are not encourage. I still highly recommend, but will be good if the can fixed and make it as museum. So far, I don't feel the council doing something after the entrance fee.
  • A place with lovely history. But it is far from the main city and hardly any taxis around, so it can be a nightmare if you don't have dedicated transportation.
  • Amazing, adventurous place. The kids strongly believe that opening the secret tunnels to the public would be a great idea. This ruined castle brought up memories of a broken dream. Must visit place if you are in Perak.
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