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Address: Main Road, St. Kitts
Phone Number: 869-465-2609
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Description: The 'Gibraltar of the West Indies', this massive fortress on a limestone...
The 'Gibraltar of the West Indies', this massive fortress on a limestone hilltop rises nearly 800 feet above sea level.
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Well worth the shop.

Spectacular views from the top well worth the trip. Nicely maintained and informational location was fantastic. Great for families with small kids. A much do stop on your your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Spectacular views from the top well worth the trip. Nicely maintained and informational location was fantastic. Great for families with small kids. A much do stop on your your Saint Kitts visit Thank you.

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canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

An amazing piece of history. Beautifully restored. and the views are amazing. My kids were taken with a little kitten named Whiskers who lives at the Fortress as well. The museum component is great, not too long but lots of information. Highly recommended.

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Brighton UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Rightly a World Heritage site, the views alone make this worth visiting. Climbing up to the fortifications helps to work off holiday over-indulgence and it brings the past vividly to life. The canteen/cafe is fab and plays excellent salsa.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This place rocks. What a great place to visit. Cost is $10.00 to get in and well worth it. The view from the hill is like no other. The old rustic look makes a cool postcard looking picture. It is a walk to get up the hill into the fort but well worth it. You have free access to roam... More 

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped here as part of an "essentials" tour. The long climb up the awkward steps is well worth the effort. The vistas were amazing...the photo ops innumerable! The history is fascinating as well. A small snack bar, gift shops and "facilities" are all right on site. You could spend a good chunk of your day here...just wear some good shoes.... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Outstanding views, great for those who appreciate scenery and/ or history. Rather than take a tour, rent a car & take your time.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A great, educational place to visit and what seems to be the best surviving fortress in the Caribbean. Lots to do and see here; lots to learn. A short video gives you the history of the site and further up there are more details about life in the fortress for the soldiers and the slaves that built it; the colonisation... More 

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Suffolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was a very rewarding experience. We caught a local bus to the foot of the National Park and so were able to walk the whole way through the nature reserve right up to the Fort entrance. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, seeming to enjoy their work. There was a real feel for the history of the site... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We could have spent hours exploring this fortress. There were many different places to see in the fort and area the area. Beautiful place to take photos. We only had about an hour to take it all in. Would like to return when we have more time.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Was very exciting to see a real fort that was important in the west indies history, but would have been better if you could get a tour guide that had experience and give some good history about what happened , find someone knowledgeable and the trip will be better

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