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Clock Tower, Galle

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When exploring the fort, stop for a moment to admire the incredible architecture of Clock Tower. The people of Galle paid to build the tower in memory of Doctor Peter Daniel Anthonisz, a prominent local surgeon renowned for his humanitarian work. This landmark overlooks the former guard room, known as the "Moon Bastion," and stands out as a prominent feature of the city's historical fort. Hire a guide to gain an insight into some local stories surrounding the landmark. By using our Galle family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Clock Tower and other attractions in Galle.
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Where to stay in Galle

A handful of accommodations can be found within the walls of the historic fort at Galle, including upmarket hotels and simple guesthouses, although the relatively few options usually can't cater to the number of visitors to the old town. Unless you reserve your spot well in advance, chances are you'll be looking just north of the fort where, closer to the waterfront, sit a range of upscale boutiques with sea views, and further back, a good number of simpler guesthouses and hotels. Nearby beach towns, and Colombo, remain popular places to stay among visitors just wanting to take a day trip to Galle.
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  • This lovely old clock tower is visible from outside Galle Fort. It is a great landmark and near the old guardrooms. This and the old lighthouse are probably the two most famous structures in Galle For...  more »
  • The fort was first built bu Dutch who ruled the coastal area of Sri Lanka in 17 th century . Then the fort was maintained by British. The clock tower has a big history of centuries.  more »
  • As with the lighthouse this is another well preserved building but nothing to write home about. When here you should go see it (mostly to get up and enjoy the view).  more »