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Fort George

Fort George Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields
Traveler Description: Built by the British in 1804, Fort George was part of a series of fortifications in the northwest area of the island of Trinidad overlooking the Gulf... more »
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English first
Bronx, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

From the moment i stepped out of the tour van i couldn't believe what i was seeing. We were at the top of a mountain and overlooking the whole city area and even other small islands. It was an experience i will never forget.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Nicely restored fort that was part of the defenses of Port of Spain during Spanish and English rule. The lines of cannons were particularly impressive. Outstanding views of the island.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I visited the fort with a group of friends back in 2010 and it was indeed a great afternoon. Getting to the fort takes about half hour going up hill. If you're afraid of steep inclines you might want to let someone else drive. The fort itself is amazing though. The museum has on display a great deal of history... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We enjoyed the prison cells and the other parts of history at the Fort. The view from atop the hill was spectacular and best of all it was free to visit.

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Trinidad
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The view from Fort George is breath taking, particularly on a clear day. It provides view of the coast and the entire capital city to the western edge. Considering it was one of the forts used to protect the coast the positioning is expected. It was clean and there were many eating areas and lounging benches scattered around the fort.... More

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Palm Springs, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The ride up a very, very narrow and curvy road is harrowing, but what a reward. Even on a showery day you have a view of Port of Spain and neighboring areas that helps fix your impression of how this complicated city lies. The vistas are stunning; canon display and neatly restored houses/jail are interesting. The tall trees and blowing... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The worst thing about the trip is the road was very narrow but really not a problem as it is not a long road but it is steep. That's good as it gets you really high for outstanding views of the city on both sides. The fort isn't fancy or extensive but they have worked to make it nice. Worth... More

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Emory, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Little harry drive going up but it's well worth the trip. Once you arrive at the peak you won't be disappointed. Very relaxing peaceful stroll to inspect all the sites. The view of the ocean and Port of Spain is absolutely spectacular. Try and go on a clear day for the best view, but regardless of the weather it's worth... More

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Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Best to go on a clear day. Great view of the city and harbor. Your able to identify most of the landmarks in the city.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
65 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautifully situated high on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic, this fort is a top site on Tobago. The museum has a collection of curiosities as well as some native Amerindian artifacts. It is well worth a brief wander. The well manicured lawns and plants are perfect for an amble to see the remains of the fort (jail, powder storage, barracks).... More

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