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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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Lots of history

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Yorba Linda, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Devizes, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stunning! Beach and fort. Right at the end of the beach is a new wooden shack bar. You have to try, it's such a beautiful picture to see!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: St. John's, Antigua
Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint John Parish  >  St. John's

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