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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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Great beach with a fort at the end of it which adds a bit of history to the entire atmosphere. Additionally, two restaurants are located down from the fort for great eats and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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swindon
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I went to Fort James for the first time this year despite having returned to Antigua for the past fifteen years. It's a great shame the Antiguans don't take more pride in what they have. These ruins are an important historic site and not one to be used as a place to fornicate in the early hours. What I saw... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Surprised not many buildings left standing. Nice mellow spot with great scenic views.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great beach with a fort at the end of it which adds a bit of history to the entire atmosphere. Additionally, two restaurants are located down from the fort for great eats and decent night lime.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Awesome to see the cannons still in great shape. Some people complain about the buildings being old and rickety, but that's history... I wouldn't want it any different

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took some pictures at the spot and very historical site. More couldbe done there toattract tourism and creat jobs.

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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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