Star Bastion


Large bastion located in the extreme northwest of Fort's walls, with sweeping views of the ocean and nearby clock tower. It was once topped with six cannons.

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1. Muslim Saint's Tomb

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Small tomb, dedicated to Dathini Ziryam, which is located outside the northwest section of the Fort walls.

2. Clock Tower

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Just inside the northern ramparts of the Fort, this large stone bell tower dates from 1883.

3. Moon Bastion

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There are terrific views over the Galle cricket stadium from this huge bastion, where Dutch soldiers once manned around 19 cannons.

4. Aeolus Bastion

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A west-facing, low-walled rampart and popular sunset spot.

5. Main Gate

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The Main Gate in the northern stretch of the wall is a comparatively recent addition – it was built by the British in 1873 to handle the heavier flow of…

6. Galle International Cricket Stadium

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Once a racecourse for wagering British colonials, Galle's cricket ground was established over 100 years ago. Since 1998 it has been used for international…

8. Sun Bastion

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Occupying the northeast corner of the ramparts, with magnificent vistas over Galle harbour and cricket ground, this large fortification was first…