Fort Frederick, Trincomalee
About Fort Frederick, Trincomalee
Fort Frederick, Trincomalee - Address
Address: Konesar Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Dating back to the first quarter of the 17th century, the Fort Frederick was built by Portuguese on the site of the Hindu temple destroyed during the invasion. In the 18th century, the fort was captured by the French and later by the British in 1795 till 1948. Visit the fort to see the gorgeous Back bay and the Bay of Bengal and the well maintained fortification walls. The Koneswaram Temple (destroyed in 1622) is located inside the fort. Don’t miss the sunset when here.
Fort Frederick Information
- Carry bottled drinking water.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
How To reach Fort Frederick by Public Transport
- By Bus: Central Bus Station - Trincomalee
- By hiring a Tuk-Tuk.
- By renting a Bike/ Bicycle.
- On foot
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Along with the historical story, this fort is set on a high cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. Deers and peacocks were roaming freely. Along the road were huge trees and on tip of the hill is a beautiful temple!!!
Must Visit place in trinco. Better go in the evening. Nice view. Car park is available. Have to walk few min.
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One of the best scenries you can have in the city.
Wondering early morning walk here. The place is well kept by the navy and armed forces and you see wild spotted deer (I think that's the name) all over the place. Even peacocks I'd you're lucky. A walk past fort Fredrick, you will end up at lover's leap. Built by the Dutch (if I'm not mistaken) the fort stands as a reminder that we were influenced by invaders.