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Brimstone Hill Fortress

Main Road, St. Kitts
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Ranked #4 of 42 attractions in St. Kitts
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in a very beautiful location. The remarkable 38-acre fortress, mostly dating... more »
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Visited as part of a cruise excursion. Lots of great views and history as this fort took over 100 to build. Obviously a bit of a walk to get to the top of the fort but worth every step to get there. My excursion didn't allow enough time(less than an hour) to actually visit most of the exhibits. Next time... More

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I almost skipped this location because were were on relaxation vacation and didn't want to spend time looking and history stuff. We ended up going spontaneously while driving around the island. Man were we surprised. The views from Brimstone Hill are amazing! We now look at it as a must see location on St. Kitts.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Stupendous fortress on a mountaintop . This is the must visit on the island. Fantastic views. There is a bit of stair climbing to the upper citadel and its pretty hot up there. The lower fort area is accessible by car.

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip to the Brimstone Hill Fortress, making St Kitts one of the most heavily fortified islands in the Caribbean. Having fantastic weather only helps, as you are afforded amazing panoramic view of the bay and surrounding islands.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The fortress is impressive and in excellent repair, however some of the rooms were full of construction debris and just plain junk and this took a little away from the experience. Never the less this is something you don't want to miss during your visit to St. Kitts.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Fort is very well laid out with a small concession area where you can relax and have a cold beer.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very well preserved piece of history. Beautiful panoramic views. Stopped here as part of our private island tour. Definitely worth a look!! Beware LOTS of steps and steep inclines, wear hiking shoes.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

One can see why site has been given World Heritage Site Status. The renovation to the site have been so well done, and work still continues. It is difficult to imagine the effort that went into building this fort three centuries ago, and the conditions soldiers endured to protect the island. A really must see attraction of the island, but... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

How absolutely humbling and amazing to think of all the generations of soldiers who lived and fought within these walls in such conditions and heat whilst wearing the heavy uniforms. Very very interesting history which was conveyed so well. Truly a must see attraction when visiting St Kitts.

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Ankeny, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We did an island tour of St. Kitts and had heard just a little about this fortress. Situated on a hill about 800 feet above sea level (I think), we arrived at the fort via our tour bus. The fort had a lot of cannons (in contrast to the El Morro fort in San Juan which has only one of... More

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