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Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 72 241 9520
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Good Place to Visit

This is a good place to visit. There are scenic views and enough hotels, restaurants and shops to... read more

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Richard H
Interesting historical city

Fun wandering around the city and seeing the old buildings and interesting shops and restaurants... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Adrian M
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Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a good place to visit. There are scenic views and enough hotels, restaurants and shops to satisfy your every need.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun wandering around the city and seeing the old buildings and interesting shops and restaurants. Friendly and helpful people.

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Title hopefully says it all. We loved the historic element of the Galle fort and wished we'd stayed longer than the 2 days we did. There are so many great restaurants and bars within the fort, which comes alive at night (relative to Sri Lankan...More

Thank KVA5000
Reviewed 4 days ago

The history embedded in the walls/ fortifications of this town, together with local coral, provides a mass of interest and beautiful views of the surrounding sea and the fortifications themselves. Many hours can be spent enjoying this UNESCO heritage site, which can well be supplemented...More

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this historical restored town. One can walk the wall around the town and I must say it was beautiful. If you have time you could find a spot and take in the ambience of the views and the local people. Unfortunately we only had...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had seen 2 forts in Sri Lanka already and I expected more of the same, but this was different. The fort is more a wall around a completely restored colonial town with restaurants and shops as well as historical sites and nice coastal views....More

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 6 days ago

The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site & you can see why. All the original ramparts still enclose it & many of the original buildings have been preserved. Great to walk round & soak up the atmosphere.

Thank Frazers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very recommendable promenade, ocean on one side and the city, "The Fort," on the other. Nice for sunsets.

Thank uboegli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting colonial buildings mix with lots of good little shops and eateries plus a good slice of local life. The views from the ramparts are impressive. For such a popular tourist destination the locals are remarkably welcoming and helpful.We stayed in the fort area and...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place in Galle. Lot's of history behind the walls. Beautiful and old buildings, churches, mosques, magic shops with antics, small restaurants and people makes this place special. When you visiting Galle fort you have to experience sunset 😍

Thank kajkot
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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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