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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 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing shopping, not cheap but not over the top Great jewellery shops, with authentic designs. Not hugely pressured with sales which is a nice break. Lovely afternoon to wander the restaurants, shops and cafes Worth the trip !

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The old town of Galle is a beautiful part of the city. Colonial vibes are mixed with authentic Sri Lankan atmosphere, which gives you a perfect opportunity for shopping and sighseeing. A walk in the old town and all around the fort (on the city...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lara21181
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Wall and its Fortifications are a great place for a walk, with magnificent views both out to sea and back over the internal part of the Fort - well worth the exercise.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maioha
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit early because it can be very hot and humid but ..... what a wonderful place. Great views of Galle, the harbour, the beaches both east and west and the town. Lovely old buildings tracing the history of Galle. Government buildings, sporting facilities etc. Definitely...More

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

After the disappointment of Colombo fort, this is such a fab place. Loads of quirky streets, not much traffic and lots of fun shops. Great walk round the ramparts, looking over what could be the smallest international cricket ground in the world

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ian1964Pune
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting to compare the fortifications with castles and forts in other European and Asian locations.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank duskfisher
Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Thank MySemillon
Reviewed 5 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
Thank 307cliver
Reviewed 6 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 6 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
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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