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Fort Barrington

Five Islands, St. John's, Antigua
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Ranked #5 of 28 attractions in St. John's
Type: Historic Sites
Description: British fort looming dramatically over the shoreline, built in 1779 to protect the British island from the French.
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English first
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good detail and history, excellent view. The climb up and down is a bit treacherous and demanding and not for the faint of heart or poor in shape.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

With over 365 beaches,here is a slice of white sand heaven for everyone on every day of the year in Antigua, which played host to Admiral Horatio Nelson's fleet in the late 1700's.Nelson's Dockyard now bustles with crew and passengers from yachts and ships sailing these waters for pleasure, rather than work. The main port, and capital, St Johns is... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Like most of our days on the Island we happened upon the Fort by exploring down a dirt road. I was weary of the bridge so waded through the stream. Thankfully we had our hiking shoes in the car to help maneuver up the rocks. The views were gorgeous and we climbed down for an afternoon on the beach at... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you can climb up a steep hill you will enjoy the view from midway or top. Lots of goats roaming around. The bridge to cross water has unsecure steps so be careful.

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Brookeville, Maryland, United States
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6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Breathtaking views when you reach the top. Wear sturdy shoes! Cool off on the beach after your descent.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Being an old fort there is not much left of the original structure but when you climb (wear sturdy footwear) the views are breathtaking.

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Turkey, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It is a fort. It is spread out on a lot of land and covers a large area. Hence one has to cover a lot of ground and can get a good walk. However walks can also happen at home. Also the path was quite uneven so be careful. It has nothing extraordinary about it except walking and strolling opportunity... More

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Surrey
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Fort Barrington is on a small hill and there are good views from the top. There is not much left of the fort but the views are worth the climb. I would advise people to where trainers or suitable footwear for the climb

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Walked up fort Barrington with the medicine man. It is worth the walk the view is great.however my wife had sandals on and it was a bit dodgy for her in parts. She is a fit old bird though and coped admirably. Unlike another guest that was with us who took a tumble and sustained a nasty cut to his... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

easy cycle to this area , sheltered bay for safe swimming,we were unaccompanied but felt safe ,you could do the trip accompanied by a member of staff on Thursday if you preferred to.

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