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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’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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 February 2016
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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Montreal
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Cobblett
Kingston, Jamaica
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Shawn M
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank im44
Brisbane
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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miami
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Bloomfield, MI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

It's a rather imposing ruin, but not altogether different from the newer un-completed cement structures you see all over Jamaica. Looks like it was a grand place at one time. For safety reasons it is now fenced off. You can still access through holes in the fence if you desire.

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Thank travelpro2007
london
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Not what it used to be and the new cricket ground on the way is a far better attraction. Now largely overgrown and surrounded by a dilapidated fence Someone from the local Tourist Board needs to take this in hand, clear away the debris and foliage around it, and restore it to its former glory. What used to be an... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

First of all, this place is called "Folly Ruins" for a reason - a century of neglect has taken quite a toll. Still, you can see the splendor that the mansion once had, overlooking the Caribbean and surrounded by lush vegetation. The myths about sea water in the concrete and the owners lover not staying there are just that -... More 

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