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Brimstone Hill Fortress

Address: Main Road, St. Kitts
Phone Number: 869-465-2609
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Ranked #2 of 39 Attractions in St. Kitts
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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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kendall park, nj
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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 NEW

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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to visit the fort on a rare day when a cruise ship was not visiting the island. Unfortunately it was also raining and a bit cloudy, which spoilt the views a little. The history of the island is very interesting and here you learn much about the why the fort was built and the struggles between the... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We took a leisurely drive to the site of this spectacular fortress perched high on the mountain. A tribute to the engineering skills of the Royal engineers and to the slave based local labor that were forced to build it. We rented a jeep while on St. Kitts/Nevis. The recommended way to get around versus the canned and often rushed... More 

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Bucharest
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

St Kitts it'a great island to visit. There are a lot of remaining of old times slave based industry but also a lot of new culture. This particular place it's a little hard to reach unless you have a car but once here you can see the remaining of the old history of the island but also have a spectacular... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I should have written this earlier, but felt my review would still be worthwhile. This fort is wonderfully restored and just a great place to visit. The views are absolutely breathtaking and the photo opportunities are endless. One word of caution. You have to climb a fairly steep set of stairs to access the main fortress. However once at the... More 

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