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An easy hour...

Easy to access, low cost to enter, great for views and for photographs. A lot of history here. If... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Darwin, Australia
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English Fort

It was very beautiful, IMHO it typicals castle in England in a very small scale. The local... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jl. Kampung Cina, Bengkulu, Indonesia
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

province bengkulu or in english called bencoolen, located in part of west coast line of sumatera island, capital of bengkulu city. one of the history places in bengkulu is fort marlborough. i visit this this place in my spare time in doing biztrip. According to...More

Thank kezia2801
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This place provides so many new things to learn. Historian also provided. Just ask them to guide you.

Thank Ayumi Zulfa R
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Easy to access, low cost to enter, great for views and for photographs. A lot of history here. If the city council were able to provide some displays which are written in English then a western visitor will benefit from the additional information.

Thank PhotographerCraig
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This place is a place for people who loves history and heritage! Beautiful and enormous Fort. Situated at the heart of Bengkulu City, Fort Marlborough is easily accessed from everywhere. Wonderful view of the ocean and have very good display rooms for you to learn...More

Thank Krishna G
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

It was very beautiful, IMHO it typicals castle in England in a very small scale. The local government takes it carefully. Here, I just understood that Bencoolen vs Singapore were the exchanged area between Netherlands and England. So that Bencoolen in Singapore means Bengkulu. Like...More

Thank rheynam
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We spent about one hour here . It was a great experience though for me much less of a learning experience because very little of the presentation is in English. It would have been great to have more of the signage in English or maybe...More

Thank Rafael A
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Sprawling relic of British rule of this area. Wonderful view of the ocean from the top, lots of selfie opportunities in old cells, etc. Graves of British administrators are inside. There's just something about the place that suggests the deep history of the area.

Thank James M
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

The place to visit when in the city of bengkulu is the castle fort of malborough. The fort is located not far from downtown bengkulu. This castle is a relic of history that is still well preserved. Climbing up this castle directly facing nature makes...More

Thank yunnir7
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Historic place to spend an hour or so, especially for families. Bring your camera for great pictures of the surrounding area and architectural backgrounds.

Thank CBRabenecker
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A very nice historical places, but not well-preserved by some authorized party, need a lot of improvement in terms of facilities, but worth to visit if you came to Bengkulu.

Thank Amelia Y
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