We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Cornwallis

Leboh Light, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-262 0202
Website
Save
Book In Advance
from US$49
More Info
Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour
from US$54
More Info
Private Tour: Penang City Highlights
from US$38
More Info
Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent7%
  • Very good21%
  • Average42%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour” (16 reviews)
“pirates” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Leboh Light, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
CONTACT
Website
+60 4-262 0202
Write a Review
Reviews (1,231)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 958 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Small fort with a few cannons and an ammunitions bunker. There were some renovations occurring so perhaps some other features will be added. Not worth the $$$. I found the Penang City Hall's free exhibition of Georgetown's history far more interesting.

Thank LinusNg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We paid 20 Malaysian dollars to basically walk around the inside of the fort walls. Well overpriced for what it was.

Thank Pete L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's just a small fort considering the size , its of slightly bigger than a football field. Not much information about the fort but there is a cafe inside the fort and a small library.

Thank Val L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing much to see other than some old cannons, a bunker, barracks that look like empty jail rooms and a little church. The lighthouse is gated off and cannot be visited.

Thank mkly8272
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic site aways worth a walk. Nice little cafe inside. Party of a great walking trail around the esplanade close to many historic colonial key sites.

Thank wendy s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Complete waste of time. Was free last time but now need entrance fee Rm$20 just to see lighthouse. Btw the view is better from outside

Thank Ang T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a rip off. 20MYR per adult to enter into basically a park with nothing but several cannons and a church that has nothing inside. Very disappointing. Luckily I was able to get into it with a student ID (10MYR). I saw many people...More

Thank timoshym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not bad for a little walk around. The actual ticket office shuts at around 6.30 when the food cafe opens. If you just want a quick nosey then go after this as I don't think the RM20 is really worth it. A great little piece...More

Thank Wildmanmike
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had always wanted to visit since young but found it to be a disappointment. Doesn't really look like a fort and inside the ground was commercialism with cafe in the centre and a flat field. What I see is just a wall lining the place...More

Thank Jack101213
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical but not much on display. The guide explained in great details. The fort has a cafe and souvenir shop too.

1  Thank rudiehaque
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Via Pre
215 reviews
.30 km away
Auntie Gaik Lean's
89 reviews
.36 km away
Constant Gardener Coffee
39 reviews
.21 km away
Heaven Gate Restaurant & Lounge
255 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
2,916 reviews
.44 km away
Penang 3D Trick Art Museum
400 reviews
.25 km away
Penang Time Tunnel
222 reviews
.44 km away
Jubilee Clock Tower
302 reviews
.20 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
kohsiewtin
28 February 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from nezar k | Reviewed this property |
the fort is located in the historical part of George town near the jetty bus station which is the main bus station in penang and which you can reach it from almost everywhere in penang
1
Vote
LPH0401
20 June 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Phill B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't give you any indication of tourist volume to the fort. I would assume that it would be fairly high due to its prominent location in the UNESCO Heritage area. Seems to be an odd question coming from a resident? More
0
Votes