This compelling short walking tour of Galle Fort explores the history of the fort as a merchant trading spot right up to the present day, as a hip city full of boutique shops and trendy cafes, through the eyes of a local with hilarious and fascinating anecdotes and facts. The tour covers the bloody battle in 1640, how the fort was originally created, and the details of when Galle Fort was ceded to the British. Galle Fort is a glorious and well-preserved colonial townscape that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour will take you behind its coral walls to meet original merchant families so that you can learn about what life was really like in the colonial periods, and what life is like today. Please note this tour may be with a small group and is subject to availability at the time of booking.