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Address: St. John's, Antigua
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British fort built in the 17th century to protect the entrance of St....

British fort built in the 17th century to protect the entrance of St. John's harbor.

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Although Fort James is off the beaten path, it is still worth a visit. The fort itself is very large and can be explored quite extensively. However, not all parts of it are in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
worldtraveler267
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Bakersfield, California
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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to take photos primarily and glad that was all I was interested in doing. The canons are impressive as is the adjacent beach but the overall historical significance of the fort is lost amongst the weeds and litter sadly. One for the local Government to resolve ASAP

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Jefferson, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You would think the Government of Antigua would want to keep up one of their sites for visitors. Great view but area run down

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although Fort James is off the beaten path, it is still worth a visit. The fort itself is very large and can be explored quite extensively. However, not all parts of it are in good condition. There is graffiti on some of the cannons and the interior of the fort is littered with trash. Despite this, I would still recommend... More 

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Hernando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came to Fort James in the late afternoon. We explored the forts on the island and this one is not as "clean" as the others, but I really enjoyed it. There were locals having church there- singing and enjoying time together. It was very touching to me to see that.

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Kent, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Dilapidated Fort on Antigua, with canons still in situ. An interesting piece of history, with some amazing views. Also saw some American Kestrel's and their chicks here.

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Halifax Region, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Wasn't planning on going here, but stumbled upon it while out walking. Glad we found it, you could "feel" the visitors of days gone by.

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Doncaster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Fort James is ideally placed adjacent to a great beach with parking, just a short drive from St John's. Very interesting structure crying out for development. If it were improved to reflect the British history of the island, it would be a great shop window for english heritage, particularly considering the world travellers who visit, particularly from North & South... More 

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St. John's, Antigua
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The FORT JAMES Garisson is an old restored fort of the 1800's which was built to defend the island on the west coast from invaders of the eighteenth century era now a famaous attraction for beach bathers and a number of restaurants to cater to all your taste buds the famous RUSSELLS BAR & RESTAURANT and BEACH LIMERS are just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Ruins of an old fort which could be doing with some information boards. Stunning views and nice beach beside it

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Amazing to see all the cannons still in situ. Beautiful views. A free attraction. Also a big local meeting area for local family days and events.

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