Fort FrederickCurrently Open
- Address: Konesar Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort
About Fort Frederick, Trincomalee
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort Frederick
95% of people who visit Trincomalee include Fort Frederick in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
39.55% of people start their Fort Frederick visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Fort Frederick
66.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Frederick
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Fort Frederick, Trincomalee Reviews
Nice military base camp, probably one of the nicest I've ever seen. Realy nice big trees and some deers are inside. At the end there is temple with a view, but the Fort isn't that spectacular.
It's tamilan's own historical place
Good place to visit as historic value
Nice place to have a walk! The architecture of the buildings are totally different here because of the Dutch influence. Try to avoid having a walk between 11-2 because the sun is dangerous, very hot and the roads doesnt have a lot of shade.
Fort Fredrick (Tamil: திருகோணமலை கோட்டை, translit. Tirukōṇamalai Kōṭṭai; Sinhalese: ත්රිකුණාමලය බලකොටුව, translit. Thrinkunamalaya Balakotuwa), also known as Trincomalee Fort or Fort of Triquillimale, is a fort built by the Portuguese at Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, completed in 1624 CE, built on Swami Rock-Konamamalai from the debris of the world famous ancient Hindu Koneswaram temple (Temple of a Thousand Pillars). The temple was destroyed by the Portuguese colonial Constantino de Sá de Noronha under Phillip III, occupier of the Jaffna kingdom and Malabar country on the island. On the Konamalai cape was also built a new village of Portuguese and Tamil people, 50 Portuguese soldiers and inside the fort, a church named after "Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe". The Fort of Triquillimale was dismantled and rebuilt by the Dutch in 1665, renamed Fort Fredrick.
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