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Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 72 241 9520
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Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 72 241 9520
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These two words came top of the mind as we explored the fort. October evening spent here was in the midst of pleasant weather. On one side of the fort is the sea and the other side a cricket stadium. Wud be fun to watch...More

Thank Akanshachojher
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped there on way through . Chill out and wander along the walls then meander through the tiny streets. You don't need a guide .google it before . We spent the morning but could of taken another hour .

Thank meaganschick
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For us as Dutch people, this old town is special because of the dutch history in this part of the world. The old wall next to the sea is impressive. The protestant church is worth a visit. It has a very kind caretaker. There are...More

Thank kruitje
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting walk around the fort and the district with its quaint streets and buildings means there is a photo opportunity round every corner! There is a daredevil on the parapet that will jump or dive into the water for tips! Being here in October meant...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say we have fallen in love with Sri Lanka and especially the southern province including Galle Fort. The narrow streets and mixture of architecture are stunning, the locals are friendly and welcoming. There is even a fantastic beach up by the lighthouse....More

Thank Guyinherts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit on a trip in Sri Lanka but would think one night and two days is enough. Some lovely old buildings and hotels with some nice restaurants and shops. People are all very nice and friendly. Be careful of the gem stores!!

Thank MMB1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in the lovely historic town of Galle. Lots of historic buildings from the Portuguese, Dutch and English colonial periods. Very nice to walk on the ramparts and watch the sunset. It is popular with locals (wedding photos!) and tourists so can...More

Thank Stephan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent three nights here and used it as a base to go to other places. The town itself is really spectacular. Walking round the ramparts in the early morning and on to the little harbour where fish is on sale was magnificent.- Bear in...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a history and some significance, we were lucky that our driver knew everything. Without a guide it is a good place to take a stroll and eat roadside, you'll find beautiful cafes/restobars along the road.

Thank Surbhi D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galle Fort should be included for any traveller visiting Galle. Though it has a rich history from Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial days, now a world heritage site, a bit run down with no maintenance done (warpaths, weed and grass etc). There are plenty of...More

Thank Aussie57
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Response from Prameet G | Reviewed this property |
Its possible to walk around the fort with a baby stroller as there are roads along the boundary wall. However for scenic points, one has to climb on to boundary wall using stars. Boundary walls are very wide for most part... More