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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  • August 17, 2017
    To the defensive works of the city of Galle is this clock tower, times the walk on the ramparts you come this definitely against.
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  • July 19, 2017
    The clock tower is landmark of Galle. It is situated hardly 200 metres from Galle Railway Station and Bus stand. It is located inside Galle fort and provide amazing view of Galle cricket stadium which...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    This clock tower is one of the iconic landmarks of Galle City. The clock tower is basic, nothing special but the view from this clock nothing is so spectacular that it will take your breath away. Neve...  more »

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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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