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Star Fort

Galle Road, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 604 3599
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Small fort

This Star Fort is tiny compared to Galle Fort. We finished walking around the galleries within 30... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Do Not Miss

A well hidden secret - and small and well preserved - the guide was most enthusiastic and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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21 Jan 2017
“Nice little fort”
2 Oct 2016
“Very enjoyable”
Galle Road, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 604 3599
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Star Fort is tiny compared to Galle Fort. We finished walking around the galleries within 30 minutes.

Thank ShishaLady
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A well hidden secret - and small and well preserved - the guide was most enthusiastic and informative - Look at the mechanism of the draw bridge - wow...

Thank RenfordMalcolm
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A good place for history lovers and archaeology students. A well preserved place with all necessary characteristics of a fort.

Thank Tharaka D
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Nice little fort in Matara, took 30min to walk around.. its in very good condition.. No ticket price, but there is charity box.

Thank Kristelle K
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very good to visit, large to give yourself some time to be able to review the whole fort. Well worth a visit, just be careful if you have small children as there are some rather high drop points.

Thank thomasdK3989PP
Reviewed 21 April 2016

i visit the Galle fort every time i stop in Sri lanka, just to spend the day walking around inside the fort. next time, i think i will take my snorkeling gear. there is a small beach for swimming.

Thank Thamara T
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Star fort is a miniature version of Dutch forts around Sri Lanka. It gives you an idea how they were designed and maintained. The fort is in good condition compare to other Dutch ruins you can see around Matara. Worth a visit.

Thank Uthpala W
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This is the place to go to have the real feeling of Asia. An old world place which shows you the past.

Thank Judy_LucyC
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Personally, there is not much happening in Matara town. Besides the beach and this Star fort. However, after visiting this place, you may want to visit the hill top restaurant and have a good drink and enjoy the breeze. If you staying in Mirissa, this...More

2  Thank Adam L
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We visited as a group and the guides took us from the very beginning, showing us the moat and drawbridge into the fort and explaining everything to us.

Thank Simone281
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