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Address: Main Road, St. Kitts
Phone Number: 869-465-2609
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Activities: Hiking
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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tremendous fortress

This is a spectacular fortress, covering quite a large area of ground. The views are amazing plus the whole site is very well maintained. The museum rooms are very informative and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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lisbellaw n.ireland
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lisbellaw n.ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is a spectacular fortress, covering quite a large area of ground. The views are amazing plus the whole site is very well maintained. The museum rooms are very informative and we enjoyed seeing the regimental coat of arms of the Inniskilling fusilers regiment.

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Riberac, France
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A very good restoration and it is well worth having the audio-guide, I don't think it makes much sense to wander around without one and some of the snippets of information are priceless. The historical references are informative and it is an excellent way to spend an afternoon.

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went here as part of the whole island tour, were only given 45 minutes and really you need at least an hour and a half to be able to wander round and take everything in.Probably best to get one of the excellent taxi drivers to take you then you can stay as long as you want and most of the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited on a bright, sunny day and rented the audio tour devices. The history presented wasn't very sizable, but worth the fee. The grounds were well-kept and clean, as were the facilities (gift shop isn't very large). For those with trouble walking and climbing up and down steps, you may not get to experience about half of the fort... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very well restored and maintained fort with plenty of history. The $10 admission is worth the price, and you can stay as long as you like. The hike up to the top of the fort is a must and not difficult. You are rewarded with spectacular views over the island and across the water to distant islands. Walk around the... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you like history don't miss this, It is the biggest and best fort in the Caribbean. It cost $10 @ to get in but is worth that just for the view. It will also cost extra to get a taxi to the fort but if your find a good one like we did it, was only $20 @ for... More 

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Trumbull, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We hired a taxi to take us on a full island tour. St. Kitts is pretty small, so that doesn't take much, and there are few main attractions on the island other than resorts and restaurants. So it was very cool to see this historic fort on the trip north out of Basseterre. Long winding road out of a small... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It's a hike to the top of the fortress but worth it...the view is spectacular and the history very interesting!

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Our guide shared the history of this fort as we drove up. It was well preserved and taken care of. There is a short movie about the fort at the bottom of the hill and then a good climb to the top..not for you if your not in shape. The views from the top are awesome. Then you can go... More 

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Ontario
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful area and views from the top. It is a beautiful Island with lots to see. Maybe next time we will go inside the Fortress

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