Fort Frederick
Fort Frederick
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Raf De Paepe
Haaltert, Belgium729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
We doubted to follow our guide as it was really hot and we rather fancied the beach.
But we did not regret it; the temple is located on top of a rock which offers amazing views on Trincomalee. The temple itself is nice and intersection. The way to the temple is surrounded by tourist-shops, we recommend taking a freshly squeezed fruit-juice on a terrace with amazing views.
Written 10 July 2024
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Desilva2016
Greater Melbourne, Australia203 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A beautiful place covered with vendors and buildings. More of a Hindu temple than a tourist attraction. Be aware of monies that are highly determined
Written 10 January 2024
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Desma V
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Nice to learn some Portuguese history. Also visited the temple at the top. If visiting the temple please note you have to take your sandal off and go bare feet for approx 100 metres. The ground was very hot to walk on, so take some socks to put on to prevent scorched feet.
Written 14 August 2023
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Dashers2014
Cambridge, UK654 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Walked along the road on our way to the Koneswaran temple when we passed the fort. Plenty of spotted deer. Lots of trees that line the road making it a nice stroll before it becomes an uphill climb to the temple.
Written 20 March 2023
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Travel816801
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Visited Fort Federick last week and found it so interesting. The buildings and remainings in the fort depict either Portuguese or Dutch architecture and its unfortunate that we cannot visit all the buildings as we are not too sure whether it belongs to Army forces or else.

However the heritage maintained so far is highly appreciated. If one can find out more and if it has an accessecibility it will create more opportunity to explorer a time to explore more.
Written 31 July 2020
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broggo14
Victoria, Australia388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Interesting that a place steep in history still functions as a military base. You can walk in and enjoy a leisurely walk thru to a temple at the very end. There was plenty of shade along the way ,deer are every where. You cannot take photos of the soldiers only the buildings and grounds.
Still enjoyable and well worth seeing.
Written 3 May 2020
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman3,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Visitors are allowed to enter the fort and visit the Gokana Temple and the rebuilt Koneswaram temple. When approaching the fort you can often spot deer running around the perimeter of the military camp. The entrance to the fort is a massive gateway that is crowned with British insignias. 
Written 20 April 2020
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2onholiday
Galle, Sri Lanka161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The fort is an interesting example of how the British ruled over Epire. Today used by the Sri Lanka army. Walk throught the fort to the temple.
Written 18 February 2020
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Steve D
Caerleon, UK385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We walked through the Fort on the way to the Temple. It was shaded from the sun and very quiet. There were lots of deer running free which was great to see. there were two little cafes. It was an interesting place to see as it is still occupied by the Army.
Written 15 February 2020
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Rambling R
Melbourne, Australia119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Originally constructed by the Portuguese, added to by the Dutch, then taken over by the British, this fully-functional fortress is still in use today. Although some areas are off limits to visitors, it is worth visiting.
Written 29 January 2020
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