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. Put Clock Tower into our Galle holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Galle.
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  • Just at the entrance to the fort wall is this clock tower, just around the clock tower you can get a super view of the fort and the place around, at the other end is a light house  more »
  • The clock tower is one of the many colonial structures left behind by the British and the Dutch in the port town of Galle. The surrounding is I must admit pretty spectacular.  more »
  • It's a nice landmark with a few interesting statues around it. If you're in town, it's worth a look.  more »

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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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