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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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History at it..........

After getting knocke dback on a visit to Sandles resort the wife and myself went to Fort James instead. We asked the taxi driver to return two and a half hours later but there was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

After getting knocke dback on a visit to Sandles resort the wife and myself went to Fort James instead. We asked the taxi driver to return two and a half hours later but there was no way we could take that long to look about, it could all be done in 20 minutes. The veiws are spactacular, the cannon great... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Small defensive fort. Many canons remaining. Just ruins. No signage. Fort James Beach is very nice nearby.

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Northwest Territories, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Fort James is interesting, you can walk around and inspect the old fort (what's left of it). It surprises me that this spot isn't protected and even developed so that people can read about it and understand more of the history of the island. If you visit here make sure to check out Russell's for a cold beer and a... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There is not much left of this fort that was originally one of the two forts guarding the entrance to St Johns harbor. (The other is Fort Barrington.) The nearby beacjh (Fr James beach) is usually relatively empty so we liked to drive there to walk on it. If you are there it is worth walking around the remains, largely... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is what's left of a historic fort at the mouth of St. John's harbour, but nothing has been done to develop or maintain it as a tourist attraction. Antigua doesn't seem to value this kind of historic site at all.

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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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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