Classic Car Museum

The Hill Country

It's more of a hotel garage than a museum, but this fine collection of classic cars is well worth a peek. Just buy a drink at the hotel and someone will open it up for you. Models, most from the 1960s, include several Rolls-Royces, Jaguars and an original Mini Cooper. One of the Rolls is said to have shepherded the Queen of England around the country on an official trip.

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Nearby The Hill Country attractions

1. Glenloch Tea Estate

18.73 MILES

Around 27km north of Nuwara Eliya, tours of this factory are fairly informative, explaining cultivation, types of tea and the drying and packing processes…

2. Embekka Devale

18.92 MILES

Dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Mahasen, this beautiful temple, with its finely carved wooden pillars depicting swans, eagles, wrestling men…

3. Lankatilake Temple

19.23 MILES

This impressive 14th-century temple, mounted on a rocky bluff, is the most imposing in the region. It's divided into two halves – one half Buddhist and…

4. Millennium Elephant Foundation

19.43 MILES

The Millennium Elephant Foundation houses elephants rescued from aggressive mahouts, and elephants retired from working in temples. Be aware that though…

5. Blue Field Tea Estate

19.88 MILES

This large tea estate is 20km north of Nuwara Eliya. Short tours are offered and there's a decent restaurant here too. Blue Field Tea Estate has no…

6. Gadaladeniya Temple

20.33 MILES

This Buddhist temple with a Hindu annex dates from the 14th century, and the main shrine room contains a stunningly beautiful, gilded seated Buddha. Built…

7. Katugas Falls

20.58 MILES

The 6m-high Katugas Falls, 3km north of town, are quite scenic, but crowded on Sundays and public holidays.

8. Maha Saman Devale

20.96 MILES

This Buddhist temple, 4km northwest of the city, is an architectural treasure well worth visiting. Perched on a small hill, it has a handsome series of…