When touring the coastal cities of Sri Lanka, drop by at Kalutara for a laid back time. Here’s some information on one of the most popular attractions here.
Richmond Castle is situated in a 42-acre estate, featuring a number of intricate and detailed carvings, glass stained windows boasting beautiful designs, a staircase of teak imported from Burma and a dance hall so immense. It is though that this castle is a fusion of architectural styles from the East and West. Pick one of the many beach hotels in Sri lanka, the likes of Mermaid Hotel & Club situated close to the castle for a convenient visit.
Don Arthur de Silva was a wealthy landowner and philanthropist who dreamt of having his own castle someday. This dream of his came true in 1910 when the majestic doors of Richmond Castle were opened.
Know before you go
This iconic castle is located in Tekkawatte, Palatota in Kalutara South. You can visit anytime between 8:30 in the morning till 4:30 in the evening on weekdays.