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Brimstone Hill Fortress

Main Road, St. Kitts
869-465-2609
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Ranked #4 of 41 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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Rochester, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My stop at Brimstone Hill Fortress was part of an Island tour that I took on my visit. For me this was the highlight of the tour and I wished I had more time to explore. The drive up to the fortress was an adventure in itself but I was amazed at our skilled tour guide who handled the hills... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is amust see. Massive 17th century fortress in good condition, at several levles up a volcanic rock. The Citadel at the very top has a lot of interesting information and the view across the island to both Nevis in one direction and St Eustatious in the other shows why it was so strategic. Really feels like you are in... More

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Pataskala, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is definitely a must see of the island. It is filled with lots of information, and a short film to orient yourself to the site. Even without the fortress to see, the views from the cliff it sits on is amazing. The fortress is well preserved, and the workers are eager to answer questions. There is a snack bar... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stunning views, amazing history. That is the only way I can describe it. The ride up there is a little bit scary in a taxi that did not have any airbags, and you were staring off the edge of steep cliffs, but don't let that deter you. It is well worth it and you will have memories that will last... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our tour of St. Kitts began with the trip to Brimstone Hill Fortress. AWESOME!!! You will need shoes that allow for walking, stairs, stairs, stairs, walking, and walking stairs (Tennis shoes, hiking shoes, other supportive footwear...you get the point). The museum portion of the Fortress is informative and should be given the time necessary to really experience it. The views... More

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London
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is the battleground for the 1782 head-to-head between the British and French forces. It is brimming with history and is accessible for all members of the family. The drive up winds round the hill and there is ample parking at the top. There is then a walk up to get into the Fortress which... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a well looked after fortification at the top of a hill offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. The ramparts are still intact and overlook the parade ground, some of the barrack rooms have been turned into a museum which adds to the interest of the building. We happened to arrive at the time of a re-enactment, with... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our stop in St Kitts gave us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the history of the islands. We took a tour up to Brimstone Hill Fortress and it was nothing less than amazing! On the road coming in our tour driver stopped and pointed out up to the mountain stating, that is where you are going. To see the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a beautiful place. I was scared going up the steep hill but once up there - it was breathtaking!! Make sure you have batteries for your camera!

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West London
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100 reviews 100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Open 9.30am-5.30pm daily, and costing $10 for visitors ($5 for kids), Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a lovely way to spend a few hours. We went for the history and stayed for the views. You have access to a pleasing amount of this well preserved site, and should be prepared for some steps... More

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