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Address: St. John's, Antigua
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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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Nice, untouched relic of past colonial bastion

Surprised by the authentic, fairly untouched fort from the 1700s that lasted a couple of hundred years before falling into decay. Lots of good picture taking opportunity here for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Daniel R
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Kamloops, Canada
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120 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beutiful site overlooking the bay. But the grounds get a mowing and the rest is simply falling apart. And as usual in the Caribbean garbage/litter is everywhere. More pride is required in this regard and Antigua is no exception. We arrived by a Segway tour which if you have not done is certainly a thrill!

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Thank MASIAI
London, Canada
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately this site is not longer being maintained. It is overgrown and not safe to walk around.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprised by the authentic, fairly untouched fort from the 1700s that lasted a couple of hundred years before falling into decay. Lots of good picture taking opportunity here for the amateur photographer.

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Alliston, Canada
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannons, stone buildings and walls and a plantation house that was a restaurant welcome you to this beautiful site. The house needs some care and love and the grounds need to be cleaned up of the garbage.Great views over the harbour and the beach is very picturesque. There are alos some restaurants available if you get hungry or need a... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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654 reviews
450 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To see this fort and especially to see the cannons and hear the history of the island during the rules of various other nations in Antiguas history .A great place to take photos of the island and to see the views across the island and out to sea to the other islands .The flowers are interesting and while we were... More 

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Glen Rose, Texas
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The fort wasn't much, but the horse ride was excellent The owner of the horse service was a Rastaferian, a real character.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a really interesting fort with excellent views and cannons, but it has a lot of trash and brush. Nice place for taking pictures and stretching your legs. Worth a stop, but not a spot you'll linger more than 15-30 minutes.

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Thank Cathy W
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Our chaperone was very knowledgeable in regards to the history of Fort James. He made the trek from Galley Bay Resort to the Fort interesting and with facts about the local fauna ansd other nearby Islands. Wonderful views from the Fort of the surrounding island and sea. Do this.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The fort is open to the public and free to enter, and whilst this does make it feel nice and open, it means that it has not been well maintained, the history of the fort is a little unfortunate as it has not always been kept as an historical monument but was once converted into a club.. odd. a shame.... More 

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St. John's, Antigua
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194 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It's a tourist attraction that's pretty cool. The Fort is really old and by a really nice beach. Spend about an hour listen for the ghosts of the soldiers that were there back when sailing was the way. Be nice and gentle it's really old. There is a nice place to eat after you finish called Beach Limerz. Great way... More 

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