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British Residency

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Address: Lucknow, India
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The place is now lying in ruins but one can make out it's magnificence in the yester years. The Residency was the place of residence of the Several British officers during the... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is now lying in ruins but one can make out it's magnificence in the yester years. The Residency was the place of residence of the Several British officers during the Colonial rule. In the year 1857 during first war of Indian Independence the place was placed under the seige by Indian freedom fighters. The building was attacked mercilessly... More 

Thank Ashutosh7665199988
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins of the Residency remind us of the great uprising of 1857 in Lucknow. They are preserved in the same condition in which they came under central protection in the year 1920. It all began in 1774 AD when Nawab Shuja-ud-daulah first agreed on the proposal of keeping a British resident stationed in Awadh.

Thank SomnathKhaskel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

British residence is famous landmark in hesitory many people visiting to see that residence and it is good looking

Thank sandeep k
Adelaide, South Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide imparted a wealth of information in relation to the siege of Lucknow. You can still see many bullet holes embedded in the walls. Restoration appears to be progressing, wander around the buildings and just imagine what it must have been like in the days of British Rule. The central building with photographs and maps of how it once... More 

Thank Pam J
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this several times and have seen it from delapitated conditions to well preserved structures now. It has the history from the 1857 mutiny, which is well preserved.

Thank mknorway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good views. The history behind the place was a good learning point so do get a guide with you to get the whole experience

Thank Naddie S
Lucknow, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relive the lives of those who once lived laughed and loved in what is now a ruin. There is the banquet hall where young soldiers and their ladies must have dined in style and danced the night away. In the musuem there are artifacts that have survived the ravages of time some of them cracked and broken. Takes you back... More 

Thank sumansinghal11
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

read a little about the 1857 Mutiny - or, The First War of Independence - before you go. You cannot but be impressed with the bravery on both sides, the determination to to be the victor. The cemetery is very touching. The buildings have been left in a state of ruin, but it only adds to the whole Gestalt. the... More 

Thank 810wanderwoman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins are well preserved and reminds of freedom struggle 1857 .Britishwere well dug in but the freedom fighters were ruthless.very sad to know that a large numbers of ladies and children died during this struggle. Should visit on any week day except Friday.Museum well kept .A must visit while in Lucknow

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Lucknow, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To explore lucknow with some friends we decided to visit some old and historic structures of the city and we were amazed to find that our city contains such wonderful places. Residency is very peaceful , beautiful place. You can feel the pulse of freedom moment. It's green , clean and calm. Need more attention from authorities to maintain the... More 

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