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Address: Leboh Light, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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+60 4-262 0202
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Just a short trip, not much to see

I keep on passing by this since I jog around the area in the morning during my stay in Penang. Not much to see really. They are making it into a mini museum inside the fort. Some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I keep on passing by this since I jog around the area in the morning during my stay in Penang. Not much to see really. They are making it into a mini museum inside the fort. Some parts of the fort have signage where you can read some history of the place and of Penang.

Thank ariel_dapito
Al Muharraq, Bahrain
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't waste your money. The entrance fee is exorbitant for what there is. Charging 5 ringgit would have been five, but 20? We were not amused. Entrance after 6pm seems to be free. Never mind..... don't have to do it again.

Thank Margarithe
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Fort Cornwallis via CAT bus (free shuttle service) this morning. When we arrived, we thought we would be touring the site on our own. However, to our pleasant surprise, there was a guided tour provided. We were informed that the tours had started in November 2016. The guide, Ms. Molly, patiently shared with us interesting information on... More 

Thank Siew Fong L
Penang, Malaysia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone who visits Penang feels compelled to visit Fort Cornwallis. Yes, it is old and a little interesting but there really isn't very much to see. If you only had one day in Penang then look at it from the outside and keep going.

Thank OzzieAli
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort was built near the jetty. Things to look out for - the Queen Victoria Clock tower, church, old cannons, lighthouse. If you're hungry or thirsty, there's a cafe inside the fort cornwallis.

Thank KoPiCkOsOng
Fareham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a very hot afternoon this was a pleasant way to spend a bit of time away from the hustle & bustle of old town. The free guided tour was very good and really brought the colonial days of Georgetown to life.

Thank Mandy W
Nelson Bay, Australia
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

like with most things in this area is fun to look at the old buildings and this is no expection a bit of a must see and cheap

Thank SilverBack4
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Georgetown fort will never find its place in the annals of great bastions but in its modern day avatar, it is an almost comical attraction that does not deserve the moniker 'fort'. Certainly a 'can avoid' attraction.

Thank prabh1602
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fort is a convenient attraction and the staff were helpful at explaining the history. Unfortunately the premises was not super well maintained and there's not a whole lot to see.

Thank Elliott C
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area is steeped in history and well worth the short walk around and read the signage and postings.

Thank OzTrottingGlobe

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