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Folly Great House

On the outskirts of Port Antonio on the way to Trident Village | going east along Rte. A4, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Folly Indeed

We walk around at took in the FOLLY, it would have been a magnificent house if it was ever... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
astrid955
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Interesting architecture

Place wasn't really cleared of shrubbery but had appeal for anyone interested in architecture. I... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
jannosully
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Mandeville, Jamaica
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This old, crumbling mansion was built in a neo-classical Greek and Roman style, an unusual contrast with the tropical Jamaican countryside.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good21%
  • Average42%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“tiffany” (3 reviews)
“architecture” (4 reviews)
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On the outskirts of Port Antonio on the way to Trident Village | going east along Rte. A4, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We walk around at took in the FOLLY, it would have been a magnificent house if it was ever finished. The view of the sea was spectacular and we had many photo ops..

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Place wasn't really cleared of shrubbery but had appeal for anyone interested in architecture. I was really amazed of the skills that went into this all those years ago. It was a fortress. ...overlooking the beautiful sea. Wish I could have chill out there a...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We were told that we would have to get access from the Lighthouse Keeper but when we got there, he was no were in sight. There is no admission, we just opened the gate and when it. The view was breathtaking! It's right on the...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

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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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!!

1  Thank islandlorna2
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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...More

Thank Roger K
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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...More

1  Thank Derrrick007
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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....More

3  Thank Cobblett
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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...More

3  Thank Shawn M
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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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Catherine D
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Response from Janet A |
when we went there it was closed , under lock and key actually. The grounds needed upkeep so I think if you got in touch with the Parish Council in Portland you will get a better idea
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