Attractions: Fort Marlborough Bengkulu. After approximately 140 years the British Government was in Bengkulu, they leave a lot of "legacy" historic relics. One of them is Fort Marlborough. Marlborough is a sturdy fortress heritage building built in the 1713 UK until 1719 during the leadership of Governor Joseph Collet.
The name of this castle and the name of a noble hero of England, that John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough I. The fort is considered the largest in Asia.
This heritage has a great appeal because of its rarity.
This fort was once the center of British colonial rule which controls Bengkulu province for about 140 years (1685-1825).
So that the fort was still having a form corresponding to the original design of 17th-century building. It's an attraction that is rarely found elsewhere.
Fort Marlborough region sites are located in a region with natural attractions beach, the beach Tread Padri. Thus providing a blend of natural and cultural attractions. Completeness of this area as a potential attraction to be a leading attraction for the city of Bengkulu.
The fort was built Marlborough since has held a strategic function in the field of ideological, political, economic, social, cultural, defense and security. Such a potential historical research is an interesting commodity. This potential has great value in enriching the scholarly study.
John Bastin in his book: The British in West Sumatra (1685-1825) A Selection An Introduction with Documents. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 1965., A lot of information about events around the Citadel