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Hidden gem

Hidden gem is not the cemetry really, but the caretaker. The man takes immense pride in his job and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matara, Sri Lanka
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An Hour well spent

If your British or from Scotland then you would appreciate this...a wonderful way to spend an hour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem is not the cemetry really, but the caretaker. The man takes immense pride in his job and makes the whole thing interesting. Otherwise its just a graveyard like any other. He gives you private insights in to the men women and children who...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your British or from Scotland then you would appreciate this...a wonderful way to spend an hour reading into the men, woman and children who lost their lives. Make sure you get the caretaker to guide you around as he knows this grave yard like...More

Thank bigkev2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charles Carmichael is the Sri Lankan caretaker of this British Colonial Cemetery and has looked after the site for many years. He is clearly devoted to his task, takes huge pride in his job and has gained a deep understanding over the years. You must...More

1  Thank PASP123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all you need to ensure you get guided by the caretaker. Without his knowledge you are just looking at a lot of graves which have no real meaning. During his guided tour you very quickly notice how many children are buried here, in...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is an absolute gem of a visit. I didn't know what to expect but the history of the period was brought alive by Charles Carmichael, the caretaker of the cemetery who has been caring for this cemetery for over 20 years. A must visit...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great little cemetery which was free of charge. The caretaker took us around explaining many things as we looked at gravestones. He has been there for 21 years so knowledgeable and speaks quite good English. We spent around 30 minutes there and...More

Thank Lredman
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The Garrison Cemetery is a last outpost of the British Empire in Kandy, a English country churchyard overlooked by a stupa, and filled with soldiers and engineers, most of whom succumbed to typhoid or diphtheria, with at least one poor soul crushed by an elephant....More

1  Thank PJD2909
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This is a must for people interested in British colonial rule of old Ceylon. Worth the visit.You need about half an hour here.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Located up the hill from the Temple of the Tooth is a quite and beautifully maintained colonial cemetery. We were fortunate to have the caretaker, Charles Carmichael, tell us a little of the history of the people who are buried in the cemetery as well...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This solemn place is hidden by the Udawatta Kele sanctuary. Final resting place of the esteemed English officials and family members. Spent sometimes among this sombre place. It is worth your while.

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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