We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
mannar dutch fort

visited there around 12.30 pm. super hot. it was near the lagoon. off road. easy to find it. it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
udayangis
,
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Abandoned

Other fortresses in sri lanka are nicely not abandoned and nicely maintained. but this is abandoned... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Lahiru D
,
Kandy, Sri Lanka
via mobile
Read all 42 reviews
52
All photos (52)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good44%
  • Average35%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“wander around”(2 reviews)
“old church”(2 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Mannar Town, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
Website
Reviews (42)
Filter reviews
40 results
Traveller rating
8
18
13
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
8
18
13
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswander aroundold churchhistorical placesri lankadutchtombstonesremainsruinsunsetrestorationstructureroofsbarracksauthoritieslagoonvisitors
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 40 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited there around 12.30 pm. super hot. it was near the lagoon. off road. easy to find it. it was made by sand & salt bricks.

Thank udayangis
Reviewed 23 April 2018

a pity more care is not taken of this wonderful place. made with such precision and have stood the test of time. the view from the top of the fort is super.

Thank ranasingheroshane3
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Very interesting and historical place, needs maintenance and cleaning up. Good place for some nice photos.

Thank Dhanushka D
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Much bigger than I'd expected. Get up on the battlements and walk all the way round. Also see from land side and from the causeway.

Thank flora_dora010
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Its an old dutch fort built in the 1500's in bad shape now if you are in mannar this a place you can visit

Thank Kanishka M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was by far the best day we spent exploring the old Portuguese / Dutch forts in Sri Lanka. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1560, converted by the Dutch in 1696, and handed over to the British in 1795. Away from the...More

Thank PSie
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Other fortresses in sri lanka are nicely not abandoned and nicely maintained. but this is abandoned and even looks like haunted 😂 its good for photographers by the way

Thank Lahiru D
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Ruins of a large fort by the sea, with beautifully carved tombstones,still intact, in the Church. Needs to be conserved for future generations.

Thank Srikumar S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Another Dutch fort that has been neglected. However the internal structures are still intact minus the roofs. Gives you a good idea as to how the forts internal structure and set up was. There are few graves with inscriptions as well. This fort I believe...More

Thank Nirmal G
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Unless a historian whose interest is in examining ruins, this fort does not warrant a scheduled stop. However this is one of the few 'tourist attractions' in Mannar

Thank Shobhana D
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mannar Fort staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines