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“To bad you cannot go inside...”

Galle Fort Lighthouse
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Private Day Tour: Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo
Ranked #7 of 58 things to do in Galle
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The Netherlands
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“To bad you cannot go inside...”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

If you walk on the beach around the light house at night time you can see many hermit crabs, crabs and a lot of other creatures. It is a lovely walk with a friend. Do take flashlights, else you will not see anything!

Visited July 2013
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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
“Such a shame ....”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

you can't go inside the lighthouse, as this was what I was expecting to do. Nevertheless it was nice to look at & has some beautiful surrounding views.

Visited October 2013
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Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“One of our favourite places in Fort”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Just love the lighthouse! It is the iconic image of the fort, and one of the most beautiful. It never fails to delight.

Visited March 2013
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Rockdale, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
“A Beautiful bright lighthouse with great views.”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was my first sightseeing attraction on my arrival in Galle on Tuesday 20/08/13 with my excellent Taxi driver, we drove from Negombo for a full return day tour, the lighthouse appears to attract many tourists, they appear to gather close to the lighthouse & maybe it's the main attraction in Galle for some !!!!! Great views while walking around & taking in the amazing scenery & ocean breeze, the lighthouse is an impressive structure & doesn't matter which position you take your photos from they all turn out to be good with the lighthouse in the background. Walk down towards the large tree and relax under the shaded tree watching a local guy entertain visitors with a snake & monkey & it's free, just remember to give the young guy a well deserved tip.

Visited August 2013
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent view of sunset!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Landmark of Galle's ramparts! Great place for chilling, watching the sunset and admiring what the Dutch built so many years ago.!

Visited August 2013
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