Found on the island of Mannar, the Mannar Fort was built by the Portuguese in the year 1560. After its initial commencement in the year 1560, the fort was overtaken by the Dutch in 1658, and it was rebuilt in the year 1696. Following the surrender of the Dutch, the Fort was then occupied by the British too. It is connected to the mainland by a Bridge. The Fort has four bastions and you will be able to witness several of the original buildings including a church. The Fort is currently occupied by the Sri Lankan Railway Authority.