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quaint strolling

Great walk around the small streets within the walls of the fort. the shopping experience was fun... read more

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Gloriamurison
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Old World Charm

Nice to take a walk around the Fort ramparts. Great views of the sea and nearby coast. The Dutch... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nigel G
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Reviewed yesterday

Great walk around the small streets within the walls of the fort. the shopping experience was fun. Gem shopping was a treat and plenty of choice. the restaurants had great choice and there was something for everyone

Thank Gloriamurison
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice to take a walk around the Fort ramparts. Great views of the sea and nearby coast. The Dutch Hospital complex has a nice selection of eateries, but not all restaurants inside the Fort sell alcoholic beverages - at least anything more than Ginger Beer....More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Galle fort is beautiful and charming. It has the Dutch charm with great eateries. Galle has very interesting architecture. It is a truly unexpected for a archaeological treasure trove. The modern architecture envelops the excavated fortifications. Galle is a fascinating place which reflects its colonial...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on day trip to Galle, soon realised that it is one of the main tourist attractions. We spent a lovely day exploring the fort and even watched s bit of a cricket match from the fort walls between Sri Lanka vs South Africa. If...More

Thank Valentinas D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real treat this. Loved ambling through the lanes, reminds me a lot of York and Cornwall. Cracking cafes and loads of souvenir shops. We ended with a walk along the fort and ramparts and managed to catch the last hour of the test match...More

Thank Carl D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic view of the sea, a great place to walk around and enjoy the scenery. A suggestion to wear comfortable shoes

Thank Vinifer
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's well worth walking a lap of the Galle fort. Find a guide or doing some reading before you set out.

Thank need2holiday
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in a villa close to Galle with our family so we decided to walk around the old town. If you are a world traveler you may be disappointed in this place based on all the hype you hear about it. It was...More

Thank The_Lankan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did galle it's a part of our itinerary in the tour.The walk is very easy even did not took an hour to finish beautiful views u can see while u're walking also great view of the cricket ground It's an old style Dutch and...More

Thank Emma_Fiyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing outstanding if you've done a great deal of traveling. But is worth the visit if passing thru if only to spend a night. We stayed at the frangipani motel and I think that experience was better than the fort. If no tourist this would...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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