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“Can't be missed” 5 of 5 stars
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Brimstone Hill Fortress
Main Road, St. Kitts
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Ranked #2 of 74 things to do in St. Kitts
Activities: Hiking
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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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“Can't be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Incredible location full of history and with a breathtaking view. The little museum inside gives a good overview of the carribean wars between the British, the French, the Dutch and The Spaniards. Don't miss the 10-mn video and enjoy. A must see in St kitts.

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“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Even if you're not into history the view is worth the trip. My second favorite fort in the Caribbean after El Morro.

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“Just fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Just getting up the hill to the fortress was an adventure in itself as the road is only single track and vehicles were moving both ways. The views from the fortress can only be described as spectacular. The fortress is well maintained, spread out, on multiple levels and quite steep in places - definitely not wheel chair accessible. There was a good orientation movie but no guided tours. There were a lot of excellent displays in various rooms.

There is a small cafe and gift shop selling local soft drinks which are worth trying including starfruit soda.

The toilets on site are not the greatest, but certainly not the worst either.

Visited February 2013
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“Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stopped here as part of a cruise excursion. The history was very interesting and there is a little room where you can watch a brief video. However, the real fun was just getting out and exploring the fortress on our own. Make sure to leave plenty of time as there are a lot of places you can walk around and wear comfortable shoes. There are plenty of places to get breathtaking photos. On your drive up to the fortress if you watch you may also spot some green vervet monkeys.

Visited February 2013
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“Unique treasure in a lonesome island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This small hill is about 800 feet situated near the west side of the island.
Surrounded by lots of cannons on the citadel with a splendid view, pondering over the Napoleons age (cannons remind us of some Napoleons era movie!) we enjoyed a beautiful day in a pleasant breeze. The air was dry and cool in a shade up the hill.

We took a public bus from the bus terminal located about 100 yards west of the national museum.(a few minutes walk from the port on Bay road) We asked the driver to stop at the T crossing entrance road to the fortress. US $1.50/p one way.
The destinations of the bus should be Sanday Point/ Dieppe Bay...; they are in the west of the island.) The color of the number plate is green (public bus).
Taxi and bus are minibus size.
From the road to the entrance gate was a gentle shady slope(half mile), after paying the entrance fee (US $8/p) we walked another half mile to the orientation center.
If you want to come by taxi, taxi will drive you as far as this center; however, walking under the big trees was really nice and another half mile was the best shooting opportunity. Inside of the orientation center we watched the DVD (history of the fortress) show. Behind the center we climbed up to the citadel and found nice museum (every room was decorated interestedly..some were still on going renovation).
On the way back we waited only one minute for the bus; he stopped for us before we waved to him.

As a whole we were deeply impressed by the locals on this island;( we visited about 10 islands in the Caribbean in the last couple of years) the lady at the information desk near the port gate, the official at the entrance gate of the fortress, drivers of the public bus, young students visiting the historical site; yes, every one of them was friendly and kind and professional.

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