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Barbara M
Springfield, MO3,328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
One of many fort locations around Tobago. Each has their own unique history, and the views are always magnificent. Tobago has such a unique and varied history, and I'm extremely lucky to have been able to visit!
Written March 15, 2020
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Ludo-Owen
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland1,204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Nice old fort with a bit of historical explanations. The view was the best though. Nice ranger who gave good advice
Written September 22, 2019
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Bob T
Ely, UK253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Co interesting place with lots of history and wonderful views of the boat from the high vantage point.
Written February 16, 2018
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Raimonds R
Riga, Latvia560 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Very nice, beautiful, interesting place, history fort in Caribes, Tobago island. British constructed it in place of courlander, latvian settlement there. No dislikes. Liked everything.
Written May 14, 2023
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gabriele2bago
Buccoo, Tobago19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Fort James origins date back from 1760s. British built a ‘guard house’ and barracks as early as 1764. Four years later permanent barracks were constructed and the fort was put in a better state of defense. Fort James site is well maintained by the Tourism bureau and it is possible to see the remains of the fortification made of low coral limestone and faced volcanic stone walls, with brick work at their corners. In the bastion shaped structure are present four cannons: two 18 pounder showing the Tudor double-rose; one 18 pounder and one 6 pounder marked GR (George Rex). Also present the Powder magazine and a brick furnace to heat the shot before firing from the muzzle-loading cannons, for the purpose of setting fire to enemy warship (French improved the old time-consuming method of heating round shot by covering in the coals of a large wood fire by using specially-constructed furnaces to heat shot in their artilleries). Fort James was captured by the French in 1781, retaken by the British in 1793, occupied by the French again in 1802 and captured by the British under Sir Samuel Hood in 1803.
Fort James is part of Eurochamtt Historical Itineraries at La Tartaruga, Buccoo Bay.
Written December 2, 2019
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CathyP315
Barrie, Canada75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
It was a nice little stop off on our tour. An interesting bit of history and pretty grounds. I saw pigeon peas growing here. That was a first. The building is made of coral reef stones. Was very beautiful.
Written February 19, 2019
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Azeem D
Greater London, UK101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
First stop on the island tour with keinotwinisletours (contact via website) overlooking Courland Bay and the turtle nesting beach.
A very knowledgeable lady took us round the gardens and cannons explaining the history 
Close to the mystery tombstone and well worth the visit
Thanks Keino
Written October 24, 2018
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tezpil
Portsmouth, UK4,671 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Named after James, Duke of Courland, Fort James is located in the quiet town of Plymouth which was established in 1760's by the British as a barracks. Overlooking Great Courland Bay, the remaining stone edifice and the four cannons sit on a well kept headland. The British army maintained a picket post here which in 1770 was attacked by rebellious slaves. In 1777 a four gun battery manned by the militia was erected to protect the shipping lanes in the Bay. In 1781 the Fort came under attack by the French who captured and occupied it until the island was recaptured by the British in 1793. The Fort is also located in close proximity to two other famous attractions in Plymouth: The Mystery Tomb of Betty Stiven; and the Courland Monument. Whilst here you might be lucky enough to see the Brown Herons diving for fish so look out for them across the bay.
Written April 1, 2016
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Honest Review
285 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great views from the fort. Its a nice park with some historical buildings and canon's. Lots of parking & easy to assess. Free admission
Written January 13, 2024
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MRMAGPIE
Newark-on-Trent, UK341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Well maintained site by the government with tremendous views, a nice place for contemplation or sitting for refreshments on a tour!
Written December 5, 2023
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