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Folly Great House

On the outskirts of Port Antonio on the way to Trident Village | going east along Rte. A4, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Folly is a good description.

An edifice, built no doubt as a show of love, wonderfull position, in total dereliction, a reminder... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
YNOT2014
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Banbury, United Kingdom
Absolute Gain!!!

Wow, the stories the history, the ruins, breathtaking !!! You've got to go....we arrived before... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
islandlorna2
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London, Canada
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This old, crumbling mansion was built in a neo-classical Greek and Roman style, an unusual contrast with the tropical Jamaican countryside.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good20%
  • Average40%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
24 Mar 2017
“Folly is a good description.”
25 Feb 2017
“Didn't find the Folly Ruins but was able to find the Folly Lighthouse”
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On the outskirts of Port Antonio on the way to Trident Village | going east along Rte. A4, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

An edifice, built no doubt as a show of love, wonderfull position, in total dereliction, a reminder that life and times move on. Not suitable for any real visit except a ten minute walk around.

Thank YNOT2014
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wow, the stories the history, the ruins, breathtaking !!! You've got to go....we arrived before sunset it was so special:)) We enjoyed seeing children playing cricket on the way in!! Tiffany lovers it's a place to see where the romance started!!

1  Thank islandlorna2
Reviewed 25 February 2017

If you are in the area, the Folly Lighthouse is apparently not far from the ruins - although we did not find those. You can drive up very close to the lighthouse. Then a few locals who live on the land nearby, and who tend...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 15 August 2016

It's not on the tour guide route, off beaten path. Ask your taxi driver to take you, (give a tip). It's really cool. A must see. It's not in operation to visit for tourist but gate is open and remote, no one is around, have...More

1  Thank Derrrick007
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Folly’s ruins - is just that - the place is somewhat dangerous so be careful if you venture up there. Very slippery and falling apart. Story goes - the cement was mixed with sea water instead of fresh - hence the Folly of it all....More

2  Thank Cobblett
Reviewed 8 September 2015

An old mansion. The architecture and layout is cool, takes some imagination to visualize what it could have been. There is no security here nor is the place maintained (trash and graffiti). I recommend to go with a group of people as there is a...More

3  Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Stopped by the Folly Great house. If you like old, run down, old architecture, this is the place to go. Loved taking photos there, and a great view of the ocean.

1  Thank Bunnis0
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

One man's dream - a gift for his wife. Built around 1905 and lived in by Alfred mitchell and wife until 1912. Then abandoned. 60 rooms two stories built right in a beautiful but isolated location. Now it is an eyesore. Security fence lays on...More

2  Thank im44
Reviewed 27 April 2015

This ruin is the remains of a great house. Hard to say that the deterioration is due to the use of seawater in concrete - more likely due to weathering and hurricane damage. A lot of imagination needed to visualise how it was in it's...More

2  Thank OceanWanderer
Reviewed 27 April 2015

there is nothing here but a ruin, full of graffiti. i would not advise anyone walking around here alone

Thank cooklah
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