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Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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All reviews sri lanka fort walls cricket ground narrow streets great walk dutch fort interesting shops shops and restaurants few hours maritime museum walk around couple of hours interesting place watch the sunset old world charm clock tower tuk tuk
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This area is a ‘must do’ on a visit to Galle. The visible remnants of three successive colonial regimes provide a historic charm to the harbour area. Their buildings enable a proliferation of cuisines to be available in the area, along with museums and shops,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plenty to see and do here, we spent two nights in the fort in a wonderful room overlooking Pedlers Street. Narrow lanes and streets await you to explore, obviously it it set up for tourists with numerous restaurants, shops and cafes everywhere. Walking along the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time walking on the cobblestone roads amidst shops, and eateries on the side...we had homemade ice creams, yummy burgers and a lot of fun shopping too! Got some really cool stuff! A great place to walk around!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DeepthiCherian
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent the day wandering the streets stopping at shops and cafes really relaxed once you ignore the tuk tuk at the main gate .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank leanneb68
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Old Town of Galle is stunning and in stark contrast to the surrounding regions. The architecture is a mix of local, Dutch, Portuguese and British influence so it's a very interesting wander. I'd recommend travelers factor in some free time- you'll want the freedom...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the bus to Galle, which was an experience but good, bus startion is next to the fort so was very handy. The fort is impressive with its small streets, different shops, and an abundance of historical buildings. It was very hot inside the fort....More

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

visited briefly the old town/lighthhouse&fort area during our stay in galle.district court/museum/old hospital converted into shops.small roads so best way to see this all is by walking.if you are interested in history than you need few hours in this area.long seaside view.

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

Because of its protection from the walls we found Galle very hot, there did not seem to be much ventilation. The town itself is small but nice enough. Prices seem to be above that you would expect in Sri Lanka. A day maybe less is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GRB-hsbsb
Reviewed 1 week ago

An old Portuguese fort with interesting shops and restaurants inside. Well worth a visit. If you like cricket you can watch the game at the international stadium from the fort

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

A beautiful old town with lots of history. A place to visit for a few days if you have them to spare on your travels.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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