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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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Beautiful Views

It was interesting to learn the history of Brimstone Fortress. The views from the top were beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It was interesting to learn the history of Brimstone Fortress. The views from the top were beautiful.

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Long Pond, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We took a cab ride to the fortress and had a very pleasant walkabout, informative guide. Beautiful sea views, a lot of history. A memorable visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We got a taxi here, they were happy to wait for the return trip. Allow up to 1 hour. The audio guide is worth it. Quite a lot to see, both historical and the view. There is a small cafe, toilets, gift shop. You could combine the trip with the zip line, or batik (same area).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Full of history. If you are like me and like to learn about the history of the places you visit this is a stop you definitely want to make. You want to be able to walk up the stairs/ramp it's somewhat steep. Beautiful view all the way around ocean and mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is what you see on the big screen when watching those old movies about the early days of the British and French Armies. The British built this fortress in 1690 until the French took it over in 1782. This place has some great views, over looking the area islands, looking down at the shore line. It amazes me how... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Stunning views from this very early fortress. Still undergoing renovations but enough is done to get you a good feel for what life was like in the very early days on St. Kitts.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Although wandering around Brimstone Fortress was informative, what I really appreciated were the amazing views of the ocean and surrounding landscapes. I spent more time staring off into the distance and watching monkeys in the trees than actually looking at the fort. It is definitely worth a visit. The cost was $10USD per person and you can get an audio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This fortress was part of our tour with Roosevelt Taylor Island Paradise Tours. The fortress exhibits are very well done and show the rich history of this part of the world. Compared to the forts in Puerto Rico this fortress is much more informative and interesting to tour. Doing this as part of the Island Paradise Tour makes is an... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Everything regarding Brimstone Fortress is awesome what a man made wonder. getting to the top in a taxi or bus is quite a trek, but well worth it. A bit scary, but worth it. Take your time and enjoy the view. You can see forever. this place is one of the best i have visited in the Caribbean. Full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a very interesting fortress, located in one of the highest points of the island of St. Kitts. I just can imagine how difficult it must have been for those who labored in building it. If it took a while for the bus to climb all the way to the top, it would have been horribly harder for those... More 

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