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Fort James

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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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Scenic

Needs some cleanup quite a bit of garbage in the area. Suggest they add some historical information on small pedestals or similar presentation.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Bright's Grove
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Bright's Grove
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Needs some cleanup quite a bit of garbage in the area. Suggest they add some historical information on small pedestals or similar presentation.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

great fort to view the cannons.shame it wasnt well looked after and was quite a littered area. appears neglected which is a shame. many parts are decaying so get there before it dissapears. The row of cannons is impressive. This historical site needs some serious caretaking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great view of sea, st jhon with its cruises in the harbour... is near and the road is decent, whitout rain a standar car is ok... the structure of building need maintance, very bad if this important place lost...

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Bath, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Free - overlooking lovely beach...not any real information but cannons and buildings ruins still in situ

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Having visited Fort Barrington, Fort James had to be done. The route there was fine. I was so impressed to see the cannons intact - it must have looked magnificent in its day. The views were brilliant but seeing as these forts were there to protect the fleet I guessed the views would be good. The ruins were as expected... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited Fort James today, spent about an hour there. The road is NOT as bad as some have said, it's pretty typical for a back road in Antigua, so don't be put off. View is spectacular and there are more cannons there than at any of the other forts on the island. Original buildings intact are largely limited to the... More 

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Killeen
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loved the adventure of seeking out the fort to view the cannons. Disappointed when we arrived to find an event had taken place on the property. Trash and overturned porta-potties littered the area. The area appears neglected. The buildings are decaying. The row of cannons is impressive. This historical site needs some serious caretaking.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We took a trip off Sandals resort from 5-8pm with a lovely driver named Wall. We enjoyed the view at Fort James. The bartender at the Fort James bar was lovely and made a great rum punch. The sunset was spectacular. We walked back to the Sandals resort along some quiet beaches. I will definitely make a point to visit... More 

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Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Have been going to Antigua a few years & missed this Fort. I love forts; doesn't have to have public bathrooms, gift shop, etc.; in fact this is the one I have to see my next trip because of all the negative comments. Litter comes & goes; this is history & still there!

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Houston, Texas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This place is awesome to visit!! We went and there were numerous cannons, still in great shape. The ruins of the fort is pretty amazing, as well. But the big downside was the sheer amount of trash and garbage everywhere! Inside the main building, there is graffiti covering the walls. Overall this is definitely worth seeing/enjoying.

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