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Address: On the outskirts of Port Antonio on the way to Trident Village | going east along Rte. A4, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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This old, crumbling mansion was built in a neo-classical Greek and Roman...

This old, crumbling mansion was built in a neo-classical Greek and Roman style, an unusual contrast with the tropical Jamaican countryside.

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Folly is a good description.

An edifice, built no doubt as a show of love, wonderfull position, in total dereliction, a reminder that life and times move on. Not suitable for any real visit except a ten... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
YNOT2014
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An edifice, built no doubt as a show of love, wonderfull position, in total dereliction, a reminder that life and times move on. Not suitable for any real visit except a ten minute walk around.

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London, Canada
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189 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wow, the stories the history, the ruins, breathtaking !!! You've got to go....we arrived before sunset it was so special:)) We enjoyed seeing children playing cricket on the way in!! Tiffany lovers it's a place to see where the romance started!!

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1 Thank islandlorna2
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

If you are in the area, the Folly Lighthouse is apparently not far from the ruins - although we did not find those. You can drive up very close to the lighthouse. Then a few locals who live on the land nearby, and who tend the active lighthouse, can unlock the gate and let you in. It is a nice... More 

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Thank Roger K
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

It's not on the tour guide route, off beaten path. Ask your taxi driver to take you, (give a tip). It's really cool. A must see. It's not in operation to visit for tourist but gate is open and remote, no one is around, have a look around, be sure to go with trusted driver, be sure to give gratuity... More 

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1 Thank Derrrick007
Montreal
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Folly’s ruins - is just that - the place is somewhat dangerous so be careful if you venture up there. Very slippery and falling apart. Story goes - the cement was mixed with sea water instead of fresh - hence the Folly of it all. A nice spot that the goats visit , there was evidence they left behind. We... More 

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2 Thank Cobblett
Kingston, Jamaica
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

An old mansion. The architecture and layout is cool, takes some imagination to visualize what it could have been. There is no security here nor is the place maintained (trash and graffiti). I recommend to go with a group of people as there is a bad reputation of this place of people getting robbed.

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3 Thank Shawn M
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Stopped by the Folly Great house. If you like old, run down, old architecture, this is the place to go. Loved taking photos there, and a great view of the ocean.

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1 Thank Bunnis0
Jamaica
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298 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

One man's dream - a gift for his wife. Built around 1905 and lived in by Alfred mitchell and wife until 1912. Then abandoned. 60 rooms two stories built right in a beautiful but isolated location. Now it is an eyesore. Security fence lays on the ground. Finding it can be tricky as the way is not identified.

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2 Thank im44
Brisbane
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326 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

This ruin is the remains of a great house. Hard to say that the deterioration is due to the use of seawater in concrete - more likely due to weathering and hurricane damage. A lot of imagination needed to visualise how it was in it's heyday

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2 Thank OceanWanderer
miami
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

there is nothing here but a ruin, full of graffiti. i would not advise anyone walking around here alone

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