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Fort Cornwallis

Leboh Light, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-262 0202
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USD 48.75*
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Leboh Light, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-262 0202
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Honestlly, 20 Ringgit for a park, without anything historical besides the walls and few cannons, feels like a rip off. In Penang for the same amount you can visit the Peranakan Mansion, including a guide and a tour of about 45 minutes in a mansion...More

Thank SNotarbartolo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There's a nice restaurant KOTA which is a really lovely place to chill with the family! Take a stroll around the Fort especially at night for the lovely view. I came here with elderly parents and they really enjoyed it. This is my personal must...More

Thank Debx N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If walls could talk.....I'd love to hear the stories. I enjoyed this site. Parking is difficult, so I was dropped off and explored a bit then was picked back up.

Thank Shelly L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Cornwallis is an historic site in Penang's George Town. It is the location of the British Fort and is still situated within the same compound. There is not a huge amount to see but it is a nice experience to be in a place...More

Thank Malarchy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clearly of interest to anyone craving history knowledge, this well maintained fort is certainly worth seeing. My wife and I started what we thought would be a self-guided tour when a guide (employee) approached us and volunteered a shortened (personal) tour as she had around...More

Thank Jeffo999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth the admission fee (R20 per adult). Some renovation work is in progress. Can't understand why it's so pricey to see a few canons.

Thank tinhau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the fort in Penang and we really enjoyed it , especially the included free guided tour . Molly , our tour guide had a lot of nice stories and anecdotes about Penang history ! She gave us some nice food recommendations as well...More

Thank Philippe D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort is a real gem of George Town a very historic and beautiful charming place to visit. Unfortunately the upkeep really sucks and the entrance ticket prices went up five times as high as in the old days. Foreigners must pay over 4 times...More

Thank 387georgew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of a fizzer when it comes to WOW,... but very historic and interesting... U would have to be bit nerdy to enjoy... which I did!!

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place in itself is not spectacular and at first sight one might regret paying the 20 Ringgit. Our guide MOLLY (free tour every hour) really made the whole place come to life. She gave us great insight on the fort itself bu also on...More

Thank MarieGavini
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28 February 2017|
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Response from nezar k | Reviewed this property |
the fort is located in the historical part of George town near the jetty bus station which is the main bus station in penang and which you can reach it from almost everywhere in penang
20 June 2016|
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Response from Phill B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't give you any indication of tourist volume to the fort. I would assume that it would be fairly high due to its prominent location in the UNESCO Heritage area. Seems to be an odd question coming from a resident? More