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Brimstone Hill Fortress

Address: Main Road, St. Kitts
Phone Number: 869-465-2609
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Ranked #2 of 38 Attractions in St. Kitts
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The 'Gibraltar of the West Indies', this massive fortress on a limestone hilltop rises nearly 800...
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Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The 'Gibraltar of the West Indies', this massive fortress on a limestone hilltop rises nearly 800 feet above sea level.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It is spectacular the view to Caribbean sea!!! in addition history is very present on it. The fortress looks exactly like it was in use during colonial times with the original cannons and weapons and storage rooms.

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This UNESCO site is definitely worth a visit. It always amazes me how structures of this magnitude are conceived and built. Suggest you do a little research into its history before you go as there are no guides and limited information. The limited security personnel are not too informed on the history of the site. The views are spectacular but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Fascinating building, historical museum, wonderful location with wide and satisfying views; a thoroughly worthwhile, even a must, on a visit to St. Kitts.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The fort at Brimstone a Hill is an awesome place to visit. There are no guides, but there is information available. It is an interesting ride to get to the area and an exciting ride up to the fortress. The view from there is magnificent. There is a small gift shop too. A worthwhile trip, indeed.

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kendall park, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

On a trip round St Kitts? You must stop and go to the very top of the fortress. You will not regret it. Not handicap accessible. You may not want to drive there yourself because of VERY tight and steep passages. Taxis are readily available for round island tours.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We did an island tour that included the fort! Just hire a taxi and go so you can spend as much time as you want! We only got 35 minutes and it wasn't nearly enough time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Brimstone was a highlight on our trip for sure. We took a half day island tour and stopped here for about 45 minutes. The wide steps leading up to the fortress would be difficult for some and I found myself winded for a minute at the top and I don't ever have issues with stairs or hiking. The views are... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This was definitely the most impressive spot that we visited while in St. Kitts. The history is very interesting and the site has been incredibly well preserved. The view from the top of the fortress is absolutely breathtaking. On a clear day, you can see several other islands off in the distance. The walkway to the highest point is fairly... More 

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The Valley, Anguilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Brimstone Hill Fortress is simple incredible...the drive up provides glimpses of the Caribbean deep blue sea and St. Kitts' natural flora and fauna. You are greeted by a friendly national who hands out brochures with a smile. And yes, there is an entrance fee to be paid per person in order to maintain the Fortress, much needed for repairs. Before... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The location of this fort high atop a mountain in St Kitts is amazing. Be sure to watch the video before proceeding into the fort. Once up the stairs (could be difficult if one had physical restrictions) there are multiple viewing opportunities which really give a sense of the ability to protect that the fort offered. The restoration has been... More 

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