Dawson Tower
Dawson Tower
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kelum
Kandy District, Sri Lanka1,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Done twice ,a truly memorable experience with the climb in near darkness along the 100 plus steps and thee vista from above takes the breath away. This old sentinel from two centuries back still keep the rare traveler spellbound.
Written 24 October 2019
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David_Ben454
Brockenhurst, UK144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Really enjoyed the view but it's a long climb for the fairly fit! Dark, and no handrail, but worth the effort if you can.
Written 18 March 2019
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Prasunmed
194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
This tower is historical monument of captain Dowson who made colombo - Kandy road. If you visit there you can see old instruments they used to made this colombo- Kandy main road. Now a days no maintenance of this place. But big historical value and you can see old vehicles also used to made the Colombo- Kandy main road.

This is located just beside Colombo- Kandy main road. You can easily visit there while going to Kandy.

This dowson tower is one of the landmark to understand we came to Kadugannawa city. If you go to this place there is a railway museum also just near Kadugannawa railway station. Just few distance from Dowson tower. So dont forget to visit both the places.
Written 29 January 2019
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bee travels Sri Lanka
Kandy District, Sri Lanka77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
this monument tower is a amazing contraction work in 1832. Captan Dowson is the Engineer in road development in those time in Ceylon
Written 26 January 2019
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hdias
Reigate, UK402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Dawson Tower has a statue of William Dawson the architect of the adjacent tunnel completed during colonial times. A small detour is required from the main road.
Written 7 October 2018
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Muditha J
Colombo, Sri Lanka683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
This tower is just a memorial tower , but there are lot of stories around the Mr. Dawson and how he worked. Nothing..
Written 22 September 2018
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Steven Paul
Bengaluru, India651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Nice Historical place on the road to Kandy from Colombo. But unless your driver or guide is aware of it you will miss it, as you have to take a small detour from the highway. This tunnel was started in 1828 and completed in 1830, when the road to Kandy was being built. Adjacent to this tunnel is a small tower with the statue of William Francis Dawson, who was the architect of this tunnel and the road. This place has a lot of Historical importance, worthwhile visiting.
Written 7 September 2018
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