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“Peaceful escape from modern Galle” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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“Peaceful escape from modern Galle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Spent three days on r and r after three weeks with the grandchildren. So pleasant and easy to walk round after the hectic noise of Unawatuna. Nice sense of colonial power in the walls and bastions and some tasteful shopping in eg Barefoot, Exotic Roots and Ibrahim's jewelry shop. Places to eat are plentiful and adequate though not much beyond perfunctory.
There are locals living and working there but many of the buildings belong to ex pats. It could end up pickled in aspic if developers are not careful to maintain businesses beyond shops and restaurants.

Visited January 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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“Galle fort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

A great place to wander and escape the hustle of Galle town. Lovely old buildings, great atmosphere. Sitting on the ramparts watching sun set surrounded by locals is a real treat. There are several good cafés and restaurants in the Fort as well.

Visited December 2013
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Delft, The Netherlands
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64 reviews
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“Place worth visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

The SL government has put in a lot of money and resources to maintain this fort the way it is. If you in SL, then this is a place to visit. Also a swim in the beach is a must along with a long walk around the town.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Its a respite from the beach and the busy roads and looks like it has been upgraded by expats, worth a visit or even to stay

Visited December 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Definitely worth going to - great views of the cricket ground!
Galle Old Town is very pretty - I hope with the increased level of tourism that it doesn't lose its charm...

Visited December 2013
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