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Richmond Castle, Kalutara

(3.9/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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  • The site lives on a relic. Some srilankaner built a place called it Richmond Castle-the world walked his walk, the man had no children-ergo no heir; the site will be abandoned ends up as a dilapidated ruin; some finds out the original owner's wish is that the site will be used as the home for boys from poor conditions; the buildings are in such poor condition that it's raining in, and the boys in the old service housing. The tour takes place after a manual on the wizard's mobile, and there is no opportunity to walk around on your own. They should change the name to Richmond Ruin!
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  • Richmond Castle has such a wonderful history it is a pity that the house seems to be degrading very quickly however the lady who showed us around was knowledgeable friendly and interesting . Visit so ...  more »
  • Richmond Castle can be found quite close to Colombo, and boasts architecture inherited from British rule. It was built by a Sri Lankan mudliyar, and is quite extensive. Entrance fee is Rs. 30 for loca...  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