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Richmond Castle

Riverside road, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 226548
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A man's pride, humanity and depression.. A castle build with pride

Richmond Castle named after the riches, A mudliar who wants to show case that he has money and he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Danushka W
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Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Historic Place Near Kalutara City

Richmond Castle is one of the historical building located in Palathota, close Kaluthara town... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sampathforever
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“worth a visit” (11 reviews)
“natural air” (6 reviews)
“run down” (5 reviews)
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Riverside road, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Richmond Castle named after the riches, A mudliar who wants to show case that he has money and he can do any thing that the money can buy, has build this castle, was a copy of an Indian Maharaja Palace. He has perfection the art...More

Thank Danushka W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Richmond Castle is one of the historical building located in Palathota, close Kaluthara town, Western province of Sri Lanka. This mansion is famous for its remarkable architectural features and one of the few remaining buildings belonging to that era. Richmond castle was built by 'Athur...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

No any new renovations are done in the castle, instructor is not very friendly. Explain the things with so rush. some rooms were closed in the castle and instructor said that it's for the convenience of afternoon closure. No any nearby place to take drinking...More

Thank Prabath J
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This was fully restored just over ten years ago which shows how hard it is to maintain as it is now falling apart again. Never the less it is a beautiful place to visit with a compelling history. The guide was very interesting and it...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Richmond Castle is a Edwardian mansion, located near Kalutara. Built between 1900 and 1910, it was formally the country seat of Mudaliyar Don Arthur de Silva Wijesinghe Siriwardena. The building is currently owned by the Public Trustee and a must see. If you appreciate the...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

A 100 year castle, copied from the castle of Indian moharaje, not keeped or renovated in a good shape, no ornaments, ...

Thank ali h
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Situated in a peaceful area this place looks so run down from the outside but is like a different place inside. Beautiful furniture and woodwork but it does need a lot of work and time spending on it especially the exterior. Nice garden area but...More

1  Thank Kep70
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

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

1  Thank iandv2016
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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

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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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