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Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 76 508 1842
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Historical Galle

It was lovely to see the old town of Galle and have a small insight into. It's history. It was a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue S
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
Historic beauty

Walking around the Old Town of Galle takes a good while. There's a lot to see and do, especially if... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris S
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Melbourne, Australia
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Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was lovely to see the old town of Galle and have a small insight into. It's history. It was a complete contract to Kandy where we had previously stayed for a few days.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking around the Old Town of Galle takes a good while. There's a lot to see and do, especially if you're a window shopper or dawdler. The range of eateries, restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, art galleries and general stores will consume your time without ever...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is much better than we expected, very well preserved with nice streets and nice walks through the walls

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We never tire of walking these walls and taking in the sights of the fortifications,the old town and the cricket ground.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

it is so nice and it has amazing viwe with beach .but there are some peoples come to collect cash.dont gave money for them.they tried to sell a sticker to me for LKR 500.but its real price is LKR 20. and it tooo hot in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our two days here,the sheer scale of the fortificatios is very impressive and the atmosphere is really nice and totally different from elsewhere we visited in Sri Lanka.When you realise the devastation the Tsunami caused along many miles of this coast and the fort...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is well worth a visit for its architecture and views but it is probably rather a tourist trap but enjoy it anyway!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay in Galle Fort. Easy walking, lovely shopping and dining. A great spot to wander around. We stayed for three nights which was probably two too many as it's not a big place so you can definitely see it all in one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Galle is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Nice easy walk around the fort and ramparts, with great views out to see. The town itself has interesting shops, bars and restaurants. The architecture is great and gives a sense of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

.... but you won’t want to stay long in the town area due to how busy it is (although it was close their to new year in April when we visited) The centre is very dirty and busy with lots of pollution. In contrast the...More

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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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