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Fort Barrington

Five Islands, St. John's, Antigua
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Ranked #6 of 25 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: British fort looming dramatically over the shoreline, built in 1779 to protect the British island...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner 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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Our resort led a free walking tour up to the Fort and we loved it. Fantastic views, a little about the history of the fort and surrounding area and did I mention the views!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I don't know why this rates so high. It's not really an attraction as much as some left over ruins you can scramble up to and have a nice view of the area. The rooms that are left in there are covered in rubbish people have left and the climb isn't great for those with limited balance/mobility. Worth a trip,... More 

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Treat yourself to beautiful views of Antigua and surrounding islands by taking a short hike to the top of Fort Barrington.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My wife and I stayed right next door at Coconut Beach Club, so the walk time was less than a half hour each way, leisurely. For us is was a fun little excursion, but I'm not sure I would recommend it if you had to travel any real distance to get to the starting point of the walk. Most of... More 

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NM
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Beautiful view of the harbor but it's a long hot hike from Galley Bay. I'd do it again but bring lots of cold water.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fantastic views over the sea and the entrance to St Johns harbour, you can see why the fort was built here. Although the climb up is a bit of a scramble, would help if you are related to a mountain goat! If you are into history this and Fort James on the other side of the bay are not to... More 

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Essex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

a great insight to local life by our fantastic guide , a short climb up to Fort Barrington from where the views are fantastic , and a dip at Deep Bay on the way back to cool down . A free activity and would have paid for it if we had to . Please wear trainers if taking this your... More 

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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bit of a hike to the fort site but worth the effort. Great views over Deep Bay and Hideaway Bay. Look out for the sunken wrecks.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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505 reviews 505 reviews
349 attraction reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I loved all the history of the Island and we visited all the forts and anything to do with Nelson. The beach was lovely, i wished I could have spent some time there. Our tour headed up the hill to Barrington fort - hike would have been a more apt description - it was quite tough going for me. The... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were lucky enough to be within walking distance of this great attraction. Galley Bay Resort provides a guided hike to this attraction every Thursday and it certainly worth the time and effort. The hike itself isn't the most scenic, but gives you a window into everyday life for some residents outside of the resort setting. Wild goats, horses and... More 

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