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Address: St. John's, Antigua
Description: British fort built in the 17th century to protect the entrance of St...
British fort built in the 17th century to protect the entrance of St. John's harbor.
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Fort James and Beach Horseback Ride from St John's

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10 cannons are still there. Walls are crumbling but you can still get a feel for the place. View is amazing. Area is a little trashy and overgrown. But worth a visit for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

10 cannons are still there. Walls are crumbling but you can still get a feel for the place. View is amazing. Area is a little trashy and overgrown. But worth a visit for the 360 degree view and an appreciation of the history of an island that was fought over. Also good to go on a day when a cruise... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

All the islands share a history of being overrun by various folk, be they European colonial powers or ancient Indian tribes, all to do with trade and exploration and each one has its own history to tell. The fort overlooks out to sea, it has been ruined by westher and time but some of the original stonework still stands and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

For those travelers that like old historic sites, this is a definite must see. There are still old cannons on site.

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Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Less to see, the ruins are just that but the placement of the fort and its history gives you much to think about what it must have been like in 1737.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

More historical than visual, but the view over the harbor allows you to imagine what it might have been like back in 1737.

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Cut Off, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We did a Segway tour of Fort James. It was great. We love History! We also visited beaches on the Segway. Once at Fort James our tour kinds treated us with sugar cane, local fruit punch and local fruits.

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Chesapeake, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

wish we could have stayed here longer the beach is amazing and sunfire horse tours with the rasta man are professional and highly enjoyable...book your tour through your cruise line...we did with carnival and it was worth every penny! what an enjoyable time in Antigua the locals were super nice and even the taxi cab driver was extra friendly! favorite... More 

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enola
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Not having the history left. cannons were gone, so you really could not see the power/ Really not much more to say.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Visited the fort on horse back. Nice to see the remnants of the colonial era and good views across the bay.

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Marina del Rey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went via a tour guide by boat so we got a little history of the fort. What it was used for and why. I wish we had an opportunity to see it closer and on land but the boat tour is still quite good.

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Address: St. John's, Antigua
Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint John Parish  >  St. John's

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