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Address: Leboh Light, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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+60 4-262 0202
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US$ 48.75*
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Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour
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Private Tour: Penang City Highlights
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Wonderful George Town Bike Tour

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Must pay to enter.

For you to enter this place you have to pay. Oh crap 😂 we didn't go in though. Probable next time. Lotsa taxi outside.

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Phuket, Thailand
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86 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just old walls without a nice explanation for 20 ringgit to expensive ,a tourist trap ...don't go there to visit.....

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When Fort Cornwallis was first suggested as the next place to visit during my trip to Penang in Dec, I must admit I thought I'd be bored. Upon paying my entrance ticket, I noticed a sign that said there was a free guided tour available almost at every hour. Zul, our guide for the day, was friendly, witty and knowledgeable,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For you to enter this place you have to pay. Oh crap 😂 we didn't go in though. Probable next time. Lotsa taxi outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the fort is very much worth it if you take the free and informative tour. My guide had interesting stories about the site and it was just the right length. I also found the grounds inside the fort a good green place to rest and relax.

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Western Australia, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great activity for an afternoon to work off a famous Penang lunch. Arrived at the fort and entry is 20MYR for tourists and 10MYR for locals. There is a guided tour throughout the fort that is very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable and well spoken. It was worth the trip and standing in the oldest colonial settlement in... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sons and husband love anything to do with war and guns, so Fort Cornwallis was a must. It is not expensive to enter and you can wander around the grounds. There is a walking tour but we decided not to do this. It has a lot of interesting canons etc. which the boys really enjoyed exploring. Does not take... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit Historical sites to know how this Fort were build and who build and for reason they were there in Penang. Enjoyable educational trip.

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Kassel, Germany
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a great way to spend two hours in Penang. The fort itself is easily explored on foot and walks you through the history of Penangs colonial times. I'm not a history freak but managed to read, understand and even remember most of the information. Being there it was truly easy to fully submerge myself in the colonial... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read up on it, I had first expected a sizeable military installation with imposing ramparts. That was why my first impression was a bit of a let down. The walls weren't that high, it was built of plain bricks and the inside yard was basically an empty space. Then it dawned on me that there used to be a... More 

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Davao City
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313 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was named after the then Governor-General of Bengal, Charles Cornwallis, is a star fort in George Town, Penang, built by the British East India Company in the late 18th century. It is also thr largest standing fort in Malaysia. Strangely though, in its entire history, this fort has never engaged in any war.

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