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Richmond Castle

Riverside road, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 226548
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Faded glory is still worth seeing

This was once a magnificent house. The beautiful teak staircase and main room show just how... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
iandv2016
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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It's a nie enough building, but I thought the enterance fee of 500rps each for tourists was a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
erictcow
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Bedfordshire, England
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  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (11 reviews)
“natural air” (6 reviews)
“run down” (4 reviews)
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Riverside road, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was once a magnificent house. The beautiful teak staircase and main room show just how splendid this building used to be. It is a very individual structure which sadly needs so much work and money spent on it. There are some interesting photos to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nie enough building, but I thought the enterance fee of 500rps each for tourists was a bit steep (in comparison to other things) - it's clearly part way through renoovation, and I'm sure it'll be fantastic when they eventually fix it up properly

Thank erictcow
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Its a nice old mansion tucked away from from the hustle of the city. You could reach the place easily as it's not too far away from the Kalutara town. At first site, it might look like a waste of time, it's a bit run...More

Thank Anne J
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Well worth a visit try to get there for 9.00am so that you get a private tour which takes about 1 hour.

Thank kevin w
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We have rent bikes in hotel and went to castle. Buliding is really worth seeing. It has been owned by musaliyar family. Nowadays is delapidated. Ticket is 500 rubis for foreginers :)

Thank Bartosz P
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

A neglected mansion of a very rich businessman in the colonial era that is open to visitors and run by the state. It is a replica of a castle in India. Material from many parts of the world have been brought to construct this palatial...More

Thank Manique M
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Must have been an amazing house in its heyday. Still worth a look now and does not take too long. Cheap as well.

1  Thank Yesanotherholiday
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The mansion had been built by a wealthy individual in the early 1900s copying an Indian palace, for him and his bride to move into after their sumptious wedding attended even by the colonial British Governor at the time. When they died childless the mansion...More

Thank Max J
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building which is worth visiting. Building is in need of renovation but is interesting to see anyway. Is now a home for young boys (not orphans but where the family can't pay for education). Tour guide took us around and explained the history and...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

On arrival I wondered why we had bothered. The house is in terrible need of renovations and care and attention. Once we took the tour and listened to the history of the house and the legacy of the owner I felt so different ; a...More

1  Thank Fullyflatbed
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