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Address: Harbour Drive and Fort Street, George Town, Grand Cayman
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Description: The remains of the late 18th century fortress offering a historical...
The remains of the late 18th century fortress offering a historical walking tour.
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George Town and Grand Cayman

You'll probably arrive at Grand Cayman on a cruise ship. My advice would be - don't expect too much. Grand Cayman is small, flat and lacking in historic interest. If you're a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Roydon, United Kingdom
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Roydon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

You'll probably arrive at Grand Cayman on a cruise ship. My advice would be - don't expect too much. Grand Cayman is small, flat and lacking in historic interest. If you're a cruise shopper and want to buy diamonds or watches then there is a myriad of outlets but we found the prices were cheaper on the boat. In George... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

The ruins of Fort George, comprising the initial settlement of Cayman, are a very sad sorry nothingness. There are a couple of coralstone walls about 3 feet tall and a couple of cannons added for effect. It it wasn't for the name plaque nobody would know what this is or even notice it. Grand Cayman history is not worth seeing... More 

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Zhuhai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Fort George was originally built in 1790 Today, not much is left of the walls or much else but there are a couple of relics left, a few statues a bit of info. The rest is a small complex of retail shops, geared for the commercial demands of the tourist, I have no objection to this, it's just a block... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This fort is a joke. We were looking for it for almost 2 days. While we were crossing the crosswalk close to the port to the shopping area, we saw 2 cannons and we realized that it was the fort... Apparently back in the 70's a developer demolished it.

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Grandville, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stopped off here before returning to the port. There are a few placards to read and old pictures to look at. The whole thing is not very big and you can see the whole thing in about 15 to 20 minutes. It is close to the main road and as we were reading the first sign we had a white... More 

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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Small but a really good guide to the history of the island, with keen, enthusiastic guides to help you understand what you are seeing. While you're doing this, visit the Mission House down the road, a private and fascinating preserved mission house which is used to tell the story of the island through one family's experiences. The guide is excellent... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Located on the corner of Harbour Drive and Fort Street in George Town only about a block inland from the pier, Fort George was originally built in 1790 of coral stone and limestone, measuring 57 ft (17m) by 38 ft (11.6m). Today, not much is left of the walls or much else but there are a couple of relics worth... More 

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

After visiting it during Cayman Food Tour, I actually now know what it is! Nice to see its still a part of the city and that the people are trying to preserve it.

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Southbury
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Brought my 13 year old and had a great experience. She missed a few days of school at home and made it up here!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Hardly any thing remains of this old fort. But being a fan of history and forts-I had to stop. A small portion of the walls remains along with cannons and info signs. easy to find from the port and a free attraction.

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