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We had read about the cemetery on Trip Advisor. We weren't disappointed. The caretaker's nephew... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chrisandjan141
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Try and go round with Charles

We went in the morning and met Charles who offered to give us a tour around the cemetery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bluedook
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Astley, United Kingdom
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| Adjacent to the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read about the cemetery on Trip Advisor. We weren't disappointed. The caretaker's nephew showed us around - a lovely young man. The stories he told us gave a fascinating insight into what life must have been like in those days. The small museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in the morning and met Charles who offered to give us a tour around the cemetery. Fortunately we had been told that Charles was the curator and so accepted. He gave us a tour approx one hour and gave us the history of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bluedook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth trying to get the caretaker to show you round. He's a fascinating character and gave us the same tour he gave Prince Charles. It's free to enter (but please make a small donation) and really brings home how tough life was before most...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Craigogg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a lovely little cemetery, beautifully maintained with some fascinating headstones, like Captain James McGlashan, a veteran of Waterloo, or William Mackwood who was impaled when dismounting from his horse. Half an hour to an hour is all it will take to visit the cemetery....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a trip. Caretaker very informative and small grounds kept very well. Some sad but interesting stories

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken here by our guide as part of the city tour. The caretaker Mr Carmichael took us around the small, perfectly maintained 19 C mostly British cemetery. He obviously loves this place and had many stories to tell. Whatever we think about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AdrianM496
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In contrast to the expensive, overcrowded tooth relic temple next door, take some time out to wander this peaceful place & gain insight into the human history of Kandy. The caretaker, Harsha recites some of the tales of the graves, & opens the small museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 437jacquelinew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered round this fascinating cemetery with the caretaker's nephew, who explained who was buried there and what they died from. It was so interesting and he was very informative. Located very close to the Temple of the Tooth, and well worth visiting. So many young...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AngieNewZealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small Memorial to those who paid the untimate price for freedom. Pay your respects and move on.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jrnewson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a Brit abroad in Ceylon in the days of Empire there were such a lot of dangers around and the Kandy Garrison Cemetery introduces today's traveller to just how lucky they are. Cholera and Malaria are the big killers but there are people trampled...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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pat20richie
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Response from Thilina G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not very sure which is the British Military Garrison you are referring to. I guess it goes by the name of 'Commonwealth War Graves Commission'. If yes the distance would be 6.8km. Please find the location... More
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