At a glance

  • Stunning examples of colonial architecture
  • Walk along its encircling walls
  • Experience this bustling town and shop for souvenirs

Galle holidays

UNESCO World Heritage site comprising colonial architecture, fortified walls and a historic fort

Step back into a colonial era as you make your way around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle, a wondrous example of a Dutch fortified city, encircled by walls and peppered with bastions and ramparts overlooking the deep cerulean ocean from its peninsula.

  • Ideal for history enthusiasts wanting to explore a real fortified city
  • The ideal stop off between the wilds of Yala and the beaches of the west coast

Top hotels in Galle

Jetwing Lighthouse

from £1,001

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +6 hours


Sri Lankan rupee

Flying time to destination:

10¾ hours

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When to visit

Jan 30°c
Feb 30°c
Mar 31°c
Apr 31°c
May 30°c
Jun 30°c
Jul 29°c
Aug 29°c
Sep 29°c
Oct 29°c
Nov 29°c
Dec 30°c
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