Fort Frederick

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  • 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

Fort Frederick - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Fort Frederick

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort Frederick

  • 95% of people who visit Trincomalee include Fort Frederick in their plan

  • 39.78% 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, Saturday and Sunday

66.96% 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

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Fort Frederick, Trincomalee Reviews

  • What a gem. Great to see colonial history preserved even though the reality is that so many locals had to break rock and build ramparts and high walls in the hot sun. SR Army has just taken over guarding and caring for the place. We loved seeing the spotted bambi deer roaming freely in the compound. The many stall operators were not touting but seemed to be doing brisk trade. Well worth a visit.

  • Great location. Unfortunately partially occupied by military... This location / environement could be amazing to entertain tourists and local families with children... if well managed...

  • Nice place. There are environmental, multi religious and historical places within this fort. Also beautiful coastal line can be seen infront of the fort entrance.

  • Wow. Nice place. A true fascinating work by the Dutch. Nice architecture. Currently own by the army. You can see deer also. Entrance to the koneswaram kowil.

  • Ancient ruins are there, many deers can see, Nice green environment ...

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