Fort Frederick, Trincomalee

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The walls of Fort Frederick protect two temples and offer excellent views of the coastline. Initially constructed by the Portuguese, and later rebuilt by the Dutch, the fort offers sights of miscellaneous artillery, a Gokana temple, and a rebuilt Koneswaram temple, as well as some spotted deer roaming the military camp. On your way from Gokana temple to Kneswaram temple, admire the Georgian-style mansion of Wellesley Lodge, which dates back to the 1700s. You can’t enter the mansion, but the exterior makes it worth a visit. As the Sri Lankan army uses the fortress as a military camp, ask before you take any photos of military personnel or buildings. Finally, climb up Swami Rock for some great views. To visit Fort Frederick on your trip to Trincomalee, use our Trincomalee tour itinerary maker app .
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  • This is one of the old forts in Sri Lanka. There are many deers around the fort federick and sometimes you can touch them. That was a fantastic experience. Also there is a great top view of the sea. L...  more »
  • Steeped in history, although not well-maintained. Deer and Peacocks roam freely so drive carefully. In the areas before you enter the Koneshwaram Temple, the perimeter is a sheer cliff on one side so ...  more »
  • Not much of the ancient fort remains but you can ride or walk up to the top past the groups of spotted deer and up to the temple at the top. You will be rewarded with great views over the sea and a ve...  more »
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  • ෆ්‍රෙඩ්රික් කොටුව 1623දී පෘතුගීසි ජාතිකයන් විසින් ඉදිකරන ලදි. ලන්දේසීන්, ඉංග්‍රීසීන් මෙන්ම ප්‍රංශ ජාතිකයන්ද පසුකාලීනව කොටුව අත්පත් කරගෙන සිට ඇත. කොටුවේ පුරාවෘත්තය රැගත් බෝඩ් ලෑල්ලක් කොටුවට ඇතුළු වනවාත් සමගම වම් අත පැත්තේ පවුරේ එල්වා ඇත. එය කියවන්නට අමතක නොකරන්න. 17වන සහ 20වන ශතවර්ෂ අතර කාල පරාසයේදී ත්‍රිකුණාමල කොටුව යුද ගැටුම් වල ඉදිරි වළල්ලක්ව පැවතී ඇත. කොටුවේ අයිතිය හමුදාවකට එකල පටන්ම මහත් අස්වැසිල්ලක්ව තිබුනු බව පැහැදිලිය. ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුද හමුදාවේ ගජබා රෙජිමේන්තුවේ කඳවුරක් ලෙස කොටුවේ කොටසක් අදටත් යොදා ගැනෙන අතරම දිස්ත්‍රික් ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, අතිරේක මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලය යනාදී රජයේ වැදගත් ගොඩනැගිලි රාශියක් කොටු පවුර තුල කේන්ද්‍රගතව පවතී. කොටුව අභ්‍යන්තරයේ ආරක්ෂක අංශ විසින් පවත්වාගෙන යන පන්සලක් ඇත. මෙය ක්‍රි.ව.3වන සියවසේදී මහසෙන් රජතුමා විසින් දේවාලයක් කඩා දමා එතැන ඉදි කළ, පසුව පෘතුගීසී ආක්‍රමණිකයන් විනාශ කර දැමූ, ගෝකණ්ණ රජමහා විහාරය නමින් පවත්වාගෙන යනු ලැබේ. එහි උසැති හිටි පිළිමවහන්සේ නමකි. මෙම පිළිමය පාමුල සිට ත්‍රිකුණාමල නගරය ඇතුළු අවට පරිසරය දර්ශනීයව දැකගත හැකිය. සුප්‍රසිද්ධ හින්දු දෙවොලක් වන තිරුකෝණේස්වරම් දේවාලයත්, ලවර්ස් ලීප් නම් මහා ප්‍රපාතයත් පිහිටියේද කොටුව ඇතුලතය. කොටුව තුල තුරු ගොමු, කඳු ගහන වටපිටාව කොටුවේ සුන්දරත්වය වඩ වඩාත් තීව්‍ර කරයි. ත්‍රිකුණාමල කොටු පවුර තුල සැලකිය යුතු මුවන් ප්‍රජාවක් කල් ගෙවන අතර උන් බෙහෙවින්ම හීලෑය.
  • Must Visit place in trinco. Better go in the evening. Nice view. Car park is available. Have to walk few min.
  • Along with the historical story, this fort is set on a high cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. Deers and peacocks were roaming freely. Along the road were huge trees and on tip of the hill is a beautiful temple!!!
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  • One of the best scenries you can have in the city.

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Where to stay in Trincomalee

Close to the restaurants and cultural sites in the center of town, the district surrounding the main train station of Trincomalee provides a number of guesthouses and a few simple hotels. Look along the coast for a far greater amount of choice, with Trinco Beach to the south offering a nice mix of urban entertainment and beachside relaxation. To the north of Trincomalee, the beach towns of Uppuveli and Nilaveli boast particularly high concentrations of hotels and guesthouses, all close to the beach, restaurants, and other amenities.
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