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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s a historic clock tower, nice enough but really just a stopping place on a walk around the ramparts and maybe a photo. There is a good view back to the new town across the test match cricket ground.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dakles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ok worth a photo but not much else to say, its a old clock tower and a good locator point if you get lost in the streets of the old fort but wouldnt break my neck to go back

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank swift314
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have to position yourself in the right area to get the desired shot you want! Great landmark located in a historic district. A lot of foot traffic and crowds in the nearby area. Beautiful site to see. Highly recommend you visit!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank JaleesaCollins
Reviewed 10 February 2019

On an amble around the ramparts you will come across this iconic landmark over looking the International cricket ground

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SueLuker
Reviewed 5 February 2019

This imposing tower is right by the main gate into the fort. I overheard a tourist giving a speil about precision of the clock and its amazing timing but according to my more modern watch it was 12 minutes out.. From the ramparts there are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 31 January 2019

The clock tower is situated at the entrance to the Fort. It is a relic from colonial times and is not functional

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oppulentdurbantravel
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

This clock tower is still in really good condition. It stands on top of the old fort walls, near the main entrance gate. Check out the statues near the base.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shmeva44
Reviewed 26 November 2018

You cant miss it, its close to the entrance of the fort, just across the stadium. Walk a little further and soak in the view of the Galle cricket ground

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AJ310B
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

So you will find an old clock tower as well while roaming in the beautiful streets of Galle fort. The clock does not work anymore however this is a nice place to walkby

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Umang A
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This clocktower is imposing and remains as a typical Victorian era relic, well built by the British. Whether it is an urban myth I know not, but allegedly at one stage the colonial Governor noted that the clock was showing an incorrect time and ordered...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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