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Brimstone Hill Fortress

Main Road, St. Kitts
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Ranked #4 of 41 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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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very impressive structures, well-preserved, with a fascinating history and gorgeous views - you're guaranteed to get some memorable holiday photos!

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Centerville, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you want a great history lesson and spectacular views at the same time, this is your place. The fortress has been maintained incredibly well. We are always in awe to try and imagine what life was like a few hundred years ago. This fortress does a great job in trying to depict the living conditions. Again, a must see... More

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Had a workers little boy show us around! Beautiful views and great to learn the local history. Roads are very narrow coming up so watch out for others!

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

A great trip. A lot of history and military engineering here. Spectacular views of the coast and neighboring islands. Pay the $5 for the recorded tour to enhance your visit. Nothing much in the gift store.

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St. John's, Antigua
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was my second visit. It is great to see how the fortress has been maintained. A lot of history to experience. Wonderful view of nearby islands

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you would like to understand a part of this island's history you need to visit here and consider how this fortress was created.

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Cheadle-Hulme - UK
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Considering there is not a lot of cultural activities to do on the island of St Kitts, this is just about average. Costs $10 per person for entry. Very narrow openings to drive a car through and a very steep drive up. Well restored Fortress but still work in progress. Great views of the island from the top.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited Brimstone Hill as part of a tour. It was worth it for the view. From the Fort you can see Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatious, and St. Martin in the distance. You also get a view of most of St. Kitts. Plus, it does give you a sense of the history of the island between the British and the... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My stop at Brimstone Hill Fortress was part of an Island tour that I took on my visit. For me this was the highlight of the tour and I wished I had more time to explore. The drive up to the fortress was an adventure in itself but I was amazed at our skilled tour guide who handled the hills... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is amust see. Massive 17th century fortress in good condition, at several levles up a volcanic rock. The Citadel at the very top has a lot of interesting information and the view across the island to both Nevis in one direction and St Eustatious in the other shows why it was so strategic. Really feels like you are in... More

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