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Richmond Castle

Located in the nearby city of Kalutara, pay a visit to the Richmond Castle during your holiday on the island. Explore the hallways of this 99-doored Colonial mansion that’s wrapped around a well-manicured garden adorned with statues and fountains. Discover its secrets and unfortunate story of a mansion that once belonged to a childless couple, who yearned for the one thing they could not have. Following the end of their marriage and the demise of its owners, the mansion was converted to an orphanage; the last wish of the owner who desperately wished to hear the hearty laughter of children echoing its halls.

Nearest City
Kalutara
Key Highlights
Its unique architecture
Distance from Bentota
24.9 km

A Look into Richmond Castle

  • The castle was owned by Padikara Mudali Nanayakkara Rajawasala Appuhamilage Don Arthur de Silva Wijesinghe Siriwardena.
  • The mansion was designed combined various styles from the East and West. Tiles were imported from India, windowpanes from Scotland and Italy, with Roman-Dutch style details and the staircase of teak from Burma.
  • Richmond Castle is approximately 45 minutes from our properties in Bentota.

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