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Richmond Castle, Kalutara

(3.9/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Richmond Castle is located in Kalutara. A visit to Richmond Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kalutara travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The Castle including plant have come down very. Yet one can imagine very well how people here lived a time. You can dive into a different world. An inspirational trip. Admission for tourists 500 rupees. A children's Centre is housed in the former staff accommodation.
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  • Richmond Castle has a certain ambience about the place. Very informative view of the past when a great gentleman lived here and did a lot for the community. Now it is a boarding school for boys a lega...  more »
  • As per other recent reviews this place is run down and desperately in need of repairs. We were told that the the only money they get for repairs comes from the entrance fees and the sales from the est...  more »
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  • Take a bus from Kalutara bus stand, named Kethhena or Naboda. Or take a tuk and it will take 200 to 300 rs.
  • Richmond Castle is one of the historical building located in Palathota, close Kaluthara town, Western province of Sri Lanka. This mansion is famous for its remarkable architectural features and one of the few remaining buildings belonging to that era. Richmond castle was built by 'Athur de Silva Wijeyasinghe Padikara Mudali' (1889-1947), but didn't stay in this place in last days of his life. Currently is placing used as a Children Orphanage and also used for community activities of the area.
  • Historically valuable building but very poor upkeep. Can be developed to a great tourist theme park to operate profitably.
  • A place with a historical value. Worth a visit.
  • Good for local and international tourist. Authorities make place more attractive