Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, Nuwara Eliya

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Stop off for refreshment at Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, a plantation and factory set up high among scenic hills. Established in 1841, the estate has gained an international reputation for its fine ceylon teas. Take a tour of the fields and then the factory to learn about each stage of the tea-making process. Rest up in the onsite tea room to sample a relaxing cup and cakes, soaking in the extensive views of the plantation around you. Put Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre into our Nuwara Eliya trip generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nuwara Eliya.
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  • August 12, 2017
    It seemed ok. Tour guide on auto pilot - but nice. Expensive shop. Ambience minimal. We didn't really know what to expect. Glad we went along I guess. Something to do but don't expect much. I did lear...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The factory is small which is fine but the tour wasn't that informative. We got a rushed overview of how the tea was actually made which was interesting enough but tour guide was uninterested. We skip...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Excellent informative tour that gave enough information but not too much. Followed by tea and chocolate cake! The gift shop is lovely but the tea is not cheap - priced the same or more than a decent b...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Even though this place is targeted at tourists, it gives a nice overview to the manufacturing process and the different grades of tea. It is lovely to enjoy a hot cup of tea during cooler seasons.
  • July 16, 2017
    Good place to taste the sri lankan tea with great hospitality
  • May 26, 2017
    The most Iconic, Hollywood looking "MACWOODS" Sign board is not there since the ownership changed. You can have a tea and a chocolate cake
  • May 19, 2017
    The view was good, but other aspects were not satisfactory, you can stop here to take a few photos then head to blueview tea factory, where ones can have a more detailed and clear tour and a wider variety of tea products at much reasonable price.
  • May 16, 2017
    Fresh and clean. Quality of the most products

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British colonial buildings house many of the best hotels and guesthouse in Nuwara Eliya. Nostalgia-inducing villas dot the areas just outside of the town center, located near historic tea plantations and enjoying extensive views of the landscape. You can find budget hostels, hotels, and guesthouses close to the main bus station.
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