Fort Frederick

Fort Frederick, Trincomalee: Address, Fort Frederick Reviews: 4/5

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Travel816801
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka49 contributions
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, Australia361 contributions
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, Oman1,637 contributions
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 Lanka168 contributions
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, UK353 contributions
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, Australia121 contributions
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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NeLomi
Perth, Australia8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This fort is beautiful and well worth checking out. You get a wonderful view of the surroundings from there and it’s great for photography! Check it out, it’s free! :)
Written 28 January 2020
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authorneelesh
New Delhi, India627 contributions
Jan 2020
approached the koneswaram temple through the magnificent Dutch fort gates. inside is the military camp and hence the entire area is well laid out and clean.
The colonial area buildings are now under the control of the SriLankan army and offer a pretty sight.
Written 8 January 2020
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acmemc
Colombo, Sri Lanka647 contributions
Nov 2019
Very well preserved fort. Built by the Portuguese then maintained by Dutch & British. Used as an important base during World War II. Lot of histic items to be seen.
Written 3 January 2020
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Khurram M
53 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
I visited 28 Dec 2019, it's an 1676 Portuguese colony, it's a long history of Europeans. Nice place near the beach.
Written 30 December 2019
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