British Garrison Cemetery, Kandy

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Address: Near National Museum, Kandy

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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This colonial find is a peacefull place to visit. This cemetery is a short walk uphill behind the National Museum. There are 163 graves of youngsters and elders who came to Sri Lanka from England and north Britain. The most striking aspect of a visit to this melancholy place is just how young most people were when they died – if you made it to forty you were of a very ripe old age. Some of the deaths were due to sunstroke, elephants or jungle fever. The Cargills of supermarket fame lie here.

British Garrison Cemetery Information

  • Local guides are available.

How To reach British Garrison Cemetery by Public Transport

  • You can hire a three-wheeler which is called a tuk-tuk. Walking is also recommended as all the attractions are close to each other.

Restaurants Near British Garrison Cemetery

  • History restaurant- Indian
  • Italian
  • Thai
  • Sri Lankan food

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  • Amazing place to visit! The cemetery is taken care of by Harsha and his uncle so please ask them for a guided tour. They are not asking for money but rather rely entirely on donations. Harsha gave us an excellent tour and he was very engaging throughout. It was a truly great experience - thank you so much!

  • If you are a British visiting Sri Lanka this is a place you must visit. Amazing place with huge history behind it.

  • Beautiful place. A must go in Kandy

  • Quiet place with a lot of history.

  • For British nationals who died in Ceylon. It was established in 1817 just after British captured the Kandy and closed in 1873 due to a ban on burials within the municipal limits, although special provision was given to allow the burial of relatives of those interred in the cemetery, with last person buried there being Annie Fritz in 1951.

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