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Galle Fort is THE stop to make in Galle. A managable maze of shops and eateries and gelato... wonderful gelato..Its easy enough to do on your own. even without a map and using either the clock tower or lighthouse as your refernce its not possible...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe M
Reviewed today via mobile

Firstly it was a lot bigger than I thought it would be. There was everything from restaurants, cricket nets, school, museums and even a courthouse. To walk around the walls was very pleasant. The sea breeze cooling down what otherwise would have been an extremely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank daltonblue
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although we arrived too late to explore inside the museums and other buildings, there's a great sense of history here and the site is striking and photogenic. The city is very tourist friendly with great shops for local art, jewelry, and souvenirs....as well as cafes,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This fort is great but is in quite a state of disrepair. No good if you are a little shaky on your feet. The views of the cricket ground are fabulous x

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brenda e
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Old Fort area is a couple of minutes walk from Gall Railway Station. As you approach the on foot you may get lots of Tuk Tuk drivers saying the same story....it takes five hours to walk around and they can do it for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank F11PSY
Reviewed 3 days ago

very hot day when we went but the town is charming unfortunately a lot of shops were shut when we were there the town is very nice and tidy you could easily spend most of the day there as it is a lot cooler walking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank garry j
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love Galle's old town and try to visit it each time I'm on SL! But: to have the best experience, try to avoid the crowds, meaning that in my experience the best time to visit is late afternoon when the crowds are gone. If...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bernarda69
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want to get a real taste of Sri Lanka, I wouldn't recommend this very touristy town. It is beautiful, with the colonist buildings and fort, but not our type of town in comparison to others. If you like a western influenced holiday, this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NushMlflt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent about 4 hours walking all along the walls and then inside. Nice ocean views but nothing incredible. Most of the accomodations are inside the walls. The same goes for restaurants that cater for tourists. The "new" town does not offer much. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nikko1974UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for the cricket, and had a week here. Every evening, walking back into the Fort was like returning to a little oasis. Traffic is restricted, so it's pretty quiet, and all the hotels are small, so although it was quite busy, it didn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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