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“wine cellar”(12 reviews)
Batu Gajah, Malaysia
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

The mansion was owned and built by a Scottish aristocrat who found his way to Ipoh to mine tin ore. He obviously made a fortune to be able to build a 'castle' according to European design. Though now in ruins as a result of World...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bobpal
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Place of historical significance on the area, and reasonably maintained. Sadly, some "clowns" choose to graffiti their names/rubbish on the walls...why, it totally escapes me. However, the views here are lovely from up on the higher floors, although safety standards (particularly on the roof -a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gary D
Reviewed 8 February 2019

It actually quite a niche place to explore. But as expected and very typical of Malaysians, a few branches have grown into the ceiling of one of the bedrooms, as well as mold, which might hasten the deterioration of the castle. The ground floor where...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tallcherry
Reviewed 25 January 2019

Visited on 21/1/2019 with my wife and toddler. Only giving this 4 out of 5 stars instead of a full 5 rating just because of these 'compulsory' greenscreen photobooths that usher you to buy your printed photos at the end of the attraction. This practice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

I love visiting the castle as I love something related to history or culture. As I read through the articles, I can somehow feel the sadness vibe and imagined that it would've been so magnificent if the place really made it as planned. Worth visiting....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hellodyna
Reviewed 7 January 2019

If you are in Ipoh, you definitely have to make a trip to Kellie's Castle. It gives you details on the history of the castle, how it was constructed this way, what happened to the owner and his family along the way and why it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank christinethamhw
Reviewed 3 January 2019

first of all DO drive to the sign told because free parking lot is 150 meters away from entrance that you see (if you enter through entrance you'll have to pay for parking). The admission fee are RM10 for adult and RM8 for children (6-12)....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diblackhole
Reviewed 28 December 2018

On our road trip to Lumut from Ipoh, we decided to take a detour to see Kellie's Castle. We were not disappointed. It is rich in history and sufficiently documented to explain the history and person behind the castle. Unfortunately it was not completed. But...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PenangInsights
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

A good place to bring young kids. Spent about 45mins. Need everybody to show Malaysian IC to get cheaper ticket. A good place for a short visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikeleo8
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

I love this place because its unique old built. Weather was hot, we were so sweating but taking picture was easy with this natural light.

Date of experience: December 2018
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8 December 2018|
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Response from alkene21 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free. Locals got discount for the entrance fee, just show your ic. Mr Kelly is Scottish.
12 November 2017|
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Response from zaccezra | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's open on Sundays too. Sunday 9AM–6:45PM Monday 9AM–6:45PM Tuesday 9AM–6:45PM Wednesday 9AM–6:45PM Thursday 9AM–6:45PM Friday 9AM–6:45PM Saturday 9AM–6:45PM
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29 January 2017|
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Response from Peter v | Reviewed this property |
Easiest way is to take a taxi. There is a bus coming in this area but it's a long and tedious journey despite not far from Ipoh.