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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  • To visit the koneswaram temple have to go through the Dutch fort. You can see the ancient Dutch fort many deers. But unfortunately most areas are prohibited because of the military camps.  more »
  • We are passed on the way to the Hindu temple, you can not really call it visit. But are there also not to see it or to do...
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  • A fully operational fort on the coast near Trincomalee. If you travel up the hill in a tuc tuc but not in a small coach! There are spotted deer in the grounds.  more »
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  • Historical place. Only entrance to koneshwaram hindu temple.
  • Hmm very historical
  • Nice fort entrance.
  • Good
  • Amazing place!
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