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Ways to Experience Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
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All reviews sri lanka fort walls cricket ground narrow streets great walk dutch fort shops and restaurants walk around few hours maritime museum couple of hours interesting place watch the sunset old world charm clock tower tuk tuk light house
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the Galle fort is a beautiful heritage town with lots of cafe's, restaurants, shops, libraries & hotels. helps of things to do & well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shane d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place full of history. Lots of old colonial buildings, shops and places to eat. Give yourself half a day at least so you can relax and cool down with a drink, in one of the many great restaurants and coffee shops

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank T5516FQmikec
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great to have a stroll around the ramparts, overlook the cricket ground and walk through the bustling streets

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Keith C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking round the fortress and taking in the views, the sea to one side and the new city to the other. On a beautiful day this was a pleasant experience and educational too. The view of the international cricket ground was great, I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank raymondmacc2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Colombo and Kandy, the very clean Old Town in Galle was rather a bit of a release. There, I am pleased to say, there is non of the over-crowded hustle and bustle of the afore mentioned cities. In fact, it was a welcome...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Witzendwizard
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked along the ramparts of the old fort and around the town. The walk was very interesting and if you stand and look closely, you can see all sorts of fish and marine life in the water below. The town is very quaint and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roland B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had gone with few friends for a guided walking tour of old town of Galle & it’s fortifications. It was an interesting talk full of funny anecdotes & a brief history of the fort & the influence of Portuguese, Dutch & British architecture on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank V3AS
Reviewed 1 week ago

feel like a little town within a city, lots of cafes, bars, restaurants with a very boutique feel. museums and lots of other historical bits to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank journeyman811
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is like a separate city from the outside world, a main street filled with all kinds of shops, cafes and restaurants, a lot of them are nicely and tastefully decorated, despite the price, worth paying a visit. We took a walk around the old...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth wandering round on foot. So much history and quirky museums, views and shops. Stay in town - The Fort Printers is brilliant.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sammy70Six
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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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