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Brimstone Hill Fortress

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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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Full of History

We went here on a tour with Grey Tours. It was very interesting and the views were spectacular. You must see this. It gives you a great idea of how the islands were protected... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went here on a tour with Grey Tours. It was very interesting and the views were spectacular. You must see this. It gives you a great idea of how the islands were protected against enemy forces.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very interesting place with a great view. From the Fortress is possible to take awesome shots of the Island and also of the Island of Sint Eustatius.

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Lemont, Illinois
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Really interesting trip in a taxi van up this steep twisty road. Glad I wasn't driving! Some of those stone wall openings were barely wide enough to fit through. This place was very cool. Sadly, you sit there realizing it was built by the hands of island slaves -- not "the British".

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's worth visiting. A lot of history to this fort and the fort is maintained in a great condition after all these years. Our driver provided a lot of information about it besides the short movie about the fort.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had pre-booked for the St Kitts train but on the day we were in port it was cancelled. We went off shore and joined 'Wally' on his tour. The heavens opened, within minutes flooded streets. We passed a crime scene, forensics/the hearse/police was this a scene from 'murder in paradise?' The elections were happening on the Monday, the dialogue... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Brimstone fortress was part of our tour from Clay Villa. Views are fantastic. The fort is a self guided tour. Being a military history buff this stop was great. Our tour guide provided by Clay Villa was great. Well worth the time and money.

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Princeton, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Getting to visit the Brimstone Hill Fortress was one our stops on our island tour with Grey's Island Excursions.

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St Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It's really a quiet place with a beautiful view at 360°. We spent a great time. Best time, to go early 11:00 am to avoid a lot of people ;-)

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was a nice excursion. I'm glad we chose to go on an excursion in St. Kitt's because there wasn't a whole lot to do in the main Cruise terminal area. Sure, there were shops and bars, but not a whole lot to explore. We are people who like to see the islands when cruising, and we are glad we... More 

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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Brimstone Hill Fortress boasts one of the most magnificent views of the ocean I've ever seen. High atop a hill, this colonial-era fort is reached by a very steep, stepped, cobblestone ramp; those with mobility issues will probably need help getting to the top. There are more steps once inside the fort, but much of the interior can be seen... More 

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