Former British Consular Residence


Inside the Fort San Domingo site is the 1891 Former British Consular Residence, an elegant red-brick Victorian-style house, complete with furnishings re-created from photographic records. The consulate was closed in Japanese times, then reopened after WWII until 1972 when Britain shuttered it. London has recognised the PRC since 1950, and all relations with Taiwan now take place on an unofficial basis. The residence is closed on the first Monday of the month.

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1. Fort San Domingo

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Fort San Domingo is Tamsui's most famous sight. The original fort, built in 1628 during the Spanish occupation of Taiwan (1626–41), was dismantled by the…

2. Tamsui Customs Wharf

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The buildings here date back to the 1860s and 1870s and include former wharf offices, a warehouse and military barracks. The slabs of the wharf itself…

3. Oxford College


Oxford College was the first western university in Taiwan and founded by Presbyterian missionary George Leslie Mackay. The original building, built in…

4. Tamsui Customs Officer's Residence

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This residence was constructed in 1869 after Taiwan was forced open to foreign trade by China's defeat in the Second Opium War (1856–60). This colonial…

6. Hobe Fort

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About 1km beyond Fort San Domingo on Zhongzheng Rd is the turn-off for Hobe Fort, built in 1886 when then governor Liu Ming-Chuan was attempting to shore…

7. Tamsui Presbyterian Church

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The Gothic-style Tamsui Presbyterian Church was reconstructed in 1933. It's a popular backdrop for wedding photos. Open only during services.

8. Fuyou Temple

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Halfway along Zhongzheng Rd is smoky Fuyou Temple. Built in 1782, this beautiful low-lying structure is the oldest temple in Tamsui, and is dedicated to…