Fort Frederick

Currently Open
  • Address: Konesar Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort

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.

  • Carry bottled drinking water.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.

  • By Bus: Central Bus Station - Trincomalee
  • By hiring a Tuk-Tuk.
  • By renting a Bike/ Bicycle.
  • On foot

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  • Fort Frederick Address: Konesar Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
  • Fort Frederick Timing: 24-hrs
  • Fort Frederick Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Fort Frederick(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fort Frederick: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Trincomalee include Fort Frederick in their plan

  • 41.06% of people start their Fort Frederick visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Fort Frederick

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

63.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Frederick

People normally club together Koneswaram Temple and Uppuveli while planning their visit to Fort Frederick.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Great quiet place to visit if you're into historical stuff. Make sure you avoid the seasonal buzz so you can actually enjoy and look at the place in peace.

  • Very beautiful place with a great view of trinco bay and the sea. However most of the land is occupied by army and they do not allow visitors to go to most of the places. That's very sad.

  • It is old fort in Trincomale... you can seen most beautiful place

  • Nice historical place. Historical buildings to be rehabilitated and need proper maintenance.

  • Must visit place in trinco. Have nice panoramic views of the trinco bay from up there. Can go in a vehicle inside the fort up to some extent and rest you have to walk up to the top.

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