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Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 76 508 1842
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Not a beautifull a we thought

Old town Galle is nice to walk through. The fort itself was okay. Alot of plastic lying around and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Niels L
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An incredible area

Absolutely loved our visit, so much around fort to see and easy walking. Lots places to shop, eat... read more

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Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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+94 76 508 1842
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"cricket ground"
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"great walk"
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"dutch fort"
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"narrow streets"
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"interesting shops"
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"walk around"
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"maritime museum"
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"couple of hours"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old town Galle is nice to walk through. The fort itself was okay. Alot of plastic lying around and not that special. The lighthouse was nice to see with the palms around it. I dont know if its always like this, but there were very...More

Thank Niels L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely loved our visit, so much around fort to see and easy walking. Lots places to shop, eat and great little hotels to stay. I recommend the Dream Villa, very central. All people around are generally friendly but watch out with traffic

Thank RaginoQueen
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Try and catch the sunset, you will see families with kites, cricket and people enjoying the views. Great places to eat and sit and drink. Closed to the train stations. Tuc tucs around the fort to easily jump on once done.

Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have now visited the fort 4 times in the recent past. Great to walk around, shopping , sight seeing, and eating. Staying overnight is a must. Try a tuk tuk tour of the fort, we were amazed how much more we learned of its...More

Thank george g
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Old colonial town on the coast. Beautiful ocean views, lots of little shops. 17th century Dutch Reformed church and other colonial buildings.

Thank ms57-ny
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort is interesting and gives some great ocean views etc. The township itself is a quaint tourist trap - but nice to wander around and I found a spa which was great. Lots of places to buy water/food/sovenirs etc - but does seem to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk along the wall as it follows the shoreline is recommended. The ocean views are lovely, and there are many types of birds to see. We enjoyed watching the children playing soccer and swimming. Restaurants and stores are plentiful in the area.

Thank Nancy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved sitting on sea wall and watching the sun set with the breeze from the ocean. Very relaxing and peaceful.

Thank RazzaVictoria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome location with a fantastic view of the sea. The sea was very calm. A perfect way to end our three day trip downsouth.

Thank BabyAdam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scenic sunsets and old world charm. Great for couples. Very romantic, good food everywhere. Quite a few touts but safe and friendly people. Jewellery stores everywhere. Some great museums as well. A big wedding photo industry operates here and can be very theatrical.

Thank Dominic J
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Sammy70Six
23 August 2017|
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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
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