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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  • Excellent spot, great view over the cricket ground and across Galle Old town. Be careful of the local lads with the monkeys and the snake! (nice enough, I just dont like snakes!!)  more »
  • An Iconic symbol of history .The clock doesnt work anymore .However the location in the Galle fort centre is awesome .The historical significance is amazing.  more »
  • An Iconic Tower,the clock doesnt work anymore .However the location in the galle fort is awesome .The historical value is amazing.  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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