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Richmond Castle

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Riverside road, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is quite old but well maintained. The staff is very friendly. They explain the history and how it was built very well.

Thank MalakaSilva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite some twenty visits to Sri Lanka, many to this area, we had not heard of Richmond Castle. Eranda, the tuk-tuk driver we have used for many years (and who has since become a good friend) recommended a visit here. We have learned to rely...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed walking around Richmond Castle. It’s also possible to get a tour and learn some interesting facts about the place.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Built by a wealthy philanthropist in the early 1900s, this grandiose structure still succeeds in awe-inspiring the visitors with its classic architecture and workmanship. Opening hours are 09:00 to 04:00. Entrance fee is 500 for foreigners.

Thank ALankanSoul
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Very interesting place to visit, excellent English speaking guide, lovely grounds, well worth a visit.

Thank Jane O
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Richmond castle on foot.a beautiful area sorrounded with senic beauty Flora and foana .the castle was built with a location where overlooking the Black River .the welcome by staff was outstanding.highly recommend to visit a must visit place

Thank Mohamed N
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Definetelly this place needs a renovation but still worth to see. Very close to Kalutara. Ticket for foreigners 500 rupiah

1  Thank Janusz P
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Richmond Castle named after the riches, A mudliar who wants to show case that he has money and he can do any thing that the money can buy, has build this castle, was a copy of an Indian Maharaja Palace. He has perfection the art...More

1  Thank Danushka W
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Richmond Castle is one of the historical building located in Palathota, close Kaluthara town, Western province of Sri Lanka. This mansion is famous for its remarkable architectural features and one of the few remaining buildings belonging to that era. Richmond castle was built by 'Athur...More

Thank sampathforever
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

No any new renovations are done in the castle, instructor is not very friendly. Explain the things with so rush. some rooms were closed in the castle and instructor said that it's for the convenience of afternoon closure. No any nearby place to take drinking...More

1  Thank Prabath J
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