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Brimstone Hill Fortress

Main Road, St. Kitts
869-465-2609
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Ranked #4 of 42 Attractions in St. Kitts
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in a very beautiful location. The remarkable 38-acre fortress, mostly dating... more »
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Farmingdale, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Lots of history here. Only had about an hour with our tour but could easily have spent many more enjoying the history & scenery.

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East Anglia
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A massive site approached by passing through the outer defences. Amazing views from the top of the inner part of the island that cannot be seen unless you have the energy to scale the volcano. On the day we were there the humidity was very high and you got just a taste of what it must have been like for... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautiful fort, gorgeous views all around. I'd highly recommend stopping here during your stay on St. Kitts. It truly causes a person to appreciate the history of the island.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We hired a car to tour the island of St Kitts and stopped off here as part of our tour. The drive up is steep and narrow and enjoyably challenging. The views at the top are well worth it though. We pottered around the fortress and exhibits at a leisurely pace in probably just over an hour. Admission was USD10pp.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Not to be missed on a tour of Saint Kitts, and well worth a day visit from Nevis. You don't have to know much about the history of the English and French in the West Indies to enjoy this visit. Impressive fort for military buffs and stupendous views.

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Los Angeles, California
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28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We took a private tour to see the Brimstone Hill Fortress and we were not disappointed. it is not as big as the fort in Puerto Rico but it got more “wow” than the PR ones. And it is not as touristy as well. We spent like 1.5 hrs here. Amazing views!! Very good photo spot!!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Brimstone Hill is a "must see" when in St. Kitts. It was started in 1690 and abandoned in the 1850's. Very historic and impressive fortress complex. The scenic views from the fort are fantastic. You won't be disappointed.

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San Francisco, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went here as part of a half day tour around St. Kitts and this was the highlight. The fort itself was very interesting but the views from above were amazing. $10 USD was a reasonable price to pay. The museum was small and not loaded with info but it was still interesting. We didn't stay for the video because... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The fortress is really well looked after and beautifully presented to depict the heritage of St Kitts. Its takes a bit of effort to climb the steep incline to the top but well worth the effort. The views are stunning - very glad I didn't miss out on this interesting landmark.

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McComb, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While touring St Kitts via cruise ship we decided to visity the Brimstone Hill Fortress being a history buff. Luckily we had a good driver as the road to fort is narrow and difficult to drive. The visitor center was so-so and the short video explained the history of the fort. The climb up to the fort can be difficult... More

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