Galle Fort Clock Tower

Galle Fort Clock Tower

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Galle Fort Clock Tower

Galle Fort Clock Tower is situated within the Galle Fort in Galle. The tower stands strong and tall by the Moon Bastion overlooking the Galle Cricket Stadium. It is close to the entrance of the Galle Dutch Fort. It is located in Rampart Street, Galle Fort.

About the destination

The clock tower was built in 1833 in commemoration of Dr. Peter Daniel Anthonisz. He was serving as the colonial surgeon of the Southern province during this time. People around his area liked him to the extent that the tower was built with public collections. The clock was gifted by Mudaliyar Samson de Abrew Rajapakse, as he was grateful for the treatment he received from his doctor. The tower is 25 meters tall and has 4 stories.

There is an inscription on the tower that reads as;

“This tower erected by public subscription to the perpetual memory of Peter Daniel Anthonisz (born in Galle) in the testimony of his skill and benevolence in relieving human suffering. MDCCCLXXXIII”.

Reaching the destination

From Colombo

Take the McCallum road then go on the Colombo-Katunayake expressway and connect to the Southern Expressway. Exit from the Pinnaduwa interchange and continue on Access Road.

Turn right onto Colombo – Galle Road and at the roundabout, take the third exit onto Rampart Street. Turn right to reach your destination.

From Galle

You have to take Samagiwattha Gama Road to Dangedara Road. Then turn right onto Steel Road and drive along Lower Dickson Road. Turn right onto Colombo – Galle Road and at the roundabout, take the third exit onto Rampart Street. Turn right and you will reach your destination.

Other important information

  • It is open 24 hours making it easy for all the tourists who are dreaming of visiting this place.
  • You don’t have to pay any entrance fees as it is free.
  • You can explore the Moon Bastion and the Galle Cricket Stadium which is nearby.

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Open 24/7

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