Doric House

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Back in time at Doric House over the windswept beach

The Doric House is an important attraction of Arippu, the residence of the first British Governor of Ceylon, Frederick North. It was built on a low cliff, close to the beach and was used as the Governor’s residence during visits to inspect pearl fishing that took place near Arippu. It was subsequently used by other governors, government agents and officials, including superintendents of pearl fishery. Once an imposing structure of columns, porticos and terraced roof, the majesty of the mansion has been erased along the sands of time, but the remnants testify to its importance and stills holds an antiquated charm. One can certainly see why Sir Federick North chose this spot. A bit of a drive from Mannar, a view of the sunset is worth the effort.

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Venue name: Doric House
Address: Arippu
Mannar
Mannar
41000

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