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Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Great cemetery

And old British cemetery over looking kandy. It's very well kept and the tombstones are well looked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alisa L
via mobile
Interesting place to visit

Very well maintained cemetery and a peaceful place to visit in Kandy. Helpful and friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Temple of The Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And old British cemetery over looking kandy. It's very well kept and the tombstones are well looked after. Really interesting to wander around, the caretaker who was on took the time to show us round and provided us with a pamphlet about the cemetery. Entry...More

Thank Alisa L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well maintained cemetery and a peaceful place to visit in Kandy. Helpful and friendly caretakers that are very knowledgeable about the cemetery.

Thank Trev_9
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We popped to the cemetry for 20mins and stayed for an hour and 20mins! The caretaker , Charles, who has worked there for 20 years walked around with us and gave us the story of many of those rested there - fascinating insight. This cemetry...More

1  Thank karen b
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Our guide suggested the walk up the hill, (only a small climb, but quite steep), to visit the Garrison Cemetery. This was not on our schedule, but it was highly interesting. Charles Carmichael, the caretaker, knows all about all the graves in the cemetery. He...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Within walking distance from the Queen's Hotel and behind the Temple of the Tooth. The cemetery is the final resting place of many of the notable Britishers who died in Kandy after the capture of the Kingdom by the British. Most important among the tombs...More

1  Thank Max J
Reviewed 29 June 2017

we enjoyed a lot with the travel agent who was Exotic Nature Lanka and carried memories a lot. Reliable company..

Thank Exotic_Nature_Lanka
Reviewed 19 June 2017

A very tranquil place and close to the Temple of the Tooth and the Lake providing travellers with several options when visiting Kandy. I would recommend a visit and a wander around the tombs. Fascinating to read the tombstones.

Thank shaunkennedym
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I came to see this place as my uncle, now 100 years old and doing well, was here during the second world war. Very moving experience.

Thank MicheleandPaul
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Look for the caretaker, Charles, and ask if he can show you around. Charles is like a piece of living, breathing history. He will proudly recount how he showed Prince Charles around and will highlight the most significant graves. Apparently Prince Charles' was most interested...More

2  Thank phinfogg
Reviewed 4 June 2017

If the caretaker is tending the cemetery say hello he will tell you some stories about the people in the graves and the history of the cemetery and how Prince Charles visited and gave some money to have it all sorted out after locals and...More

1  Thank ManchesterTonytiger
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14 May 2017|
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Response from Thilina G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not very sure which is the British Military Garrison you are referring to. I guess it goes by the name of 'Commonwealth War Graves Commission'. If yes the distance would be 6.8km. Please find the location... More