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Address: Main Road, St. Kitts
Phone Number: 869-465-2609
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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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Absolute must-see on St. Kitts

This is an amazing fortress built on top of a volcanic hill overlooking the Caribbean. We visited a number of other old forts in the Lesser Antilles and on Puerto Rico on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
John T
Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazing fortress built on top of a volcanic hill overlooking the Caribbean. We visited a number of other old forts in the Lesser Antilles and on Puerto Rico on a cruise but nothing compares to the location of this multilayered stone creation. It's easy to imagine what it must have been like to be stationed here and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fort is a significant structure well worth visiting for that reason alone. When you add on the museum inside providing local history and the views from the fort this is really a must do either as a stand alone visit or as part of an island tour.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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730 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Driving up to the fortress there are several narrow gateways, our guide had no problems, but they are tight. Good orientation DVD, but the climb up to Fort George is very steep, long and a little uneven - be warned. There are great views as a reward from the top of the citadel. First used in 1690 by the British,... More 

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Dunwoody, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't know about Brimstone Hill prior to our visit. It was part of a tour and we now wish we had stayed longer. Extensive stoneworks with fascinating relics from the British-French battle. View at the top is magnificent. Tour the grounds, watch the short video and hike to the top. You will not be disappointed.

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Kennewick, Washington
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a historical tour of St. Kitts and Brimstone Hill Fortress was one of the stops. We only had about 45 minutes there, and that was not enough. The museum and exhibits are great. I am so glad that this monument is being preserved. The views from Brimstone Hill are incredible. I'm looking forward to another visit and spending... More 

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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I work on this island and decided to visit this beautiful historical monument with two my other friends. But this person so called manager of the place ruined our day.. My mistake was that I missed the ticket booth and went up driving as it was raining badly and we had no idea where to stop. Before entering in the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I spent 8 days on the island of Saint Kitts and visited multiple places. Brimstone is a history filled location with an enchanting stairwell. Apparently it can be rented out for private functions and based on the city views, an outdoor party would be a great idea. Not sure they allow functions in the museum but the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The is an impressive fortress that is very well maintained. Although spread out over a large area the access is easy although someone in a wheelchair or who has difficulty with stairs would find the facility challenging. The property has a family of wild monkeys that are fun to watch and the views are amazing.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome old fort even impressed this non-history buff! Just the ride up there should be considered another attraction and is not for the faint of heart! I loved it!!! Lots to see, beautiful vistas all around! Immaculately clean and neat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a look and has great views. The exhibits are well laid out with good descriptions. The whole plCe is ringed with large cannons. Only negative point was the surly staff in the cafe!

Thank Richard W

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