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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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Lots of cannons

Fort James was built to protect the entrance to St. John's Harbour, now fell into disrepair. Fine set of cannons still in place.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Liverpool

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Liverpool
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort James was built to protect the entrance to St. John's Harbour, now fell into disrepair. Fine set of cannons still in place.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the hallowed grounds of this old fort takes one back in time. The vistas are fantastic and the photo ops legendary! Walking involved and the grounds are not well groomed so watch your step.

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South Zeal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Fort by taxi as we had hired one for the day. The Fort was very interesting with all the cannons and the views were stunning. The actual fort building were just ruins and sadly there was alot of rubbish up there as the locals party up there. That aside it was still an interesting place to see.... More 

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Visited Fort James Beach 2 or 3 times whilst I was there. The Beach is beautiful, the fort at the end is an interesting bit of history, 15 minutes will see all of it, shame there wasn't much information as to the history, but stunning views out to sea.

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Reviewed March 15, 2017

Wonderful views, great for photos to show the family when you get back. Probably not as interesting for our 7 yr old son however. If you have some time to kill and are looking for somewhere away from the crowds its good though.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

There are some nice views here and you are able to see a number of cannons which is neat. However like most every inch of Antigua if there is a nice beach or fort it is usually covered in trash. This island touts itself as having such wonderful and beautiful beaches but they do very little to take care of... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

This ruins is run down but there is enough left along with about ten cannons so you get the picture of how Antigua was defended in the early days. The grounds are not kept up so don't expect a pristine environment. Worth a quick trip but not more than 30 minutes or less.

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Silkstone Common
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

At the edge of Fort Bay this overlooks the harbour in one direction and the open sea in the other. Greta views in both directions. It's free and has some walls and a few buildings remaining (but falling down). The collection of cannon around the walls is really good. We cycled here, other people walk, go by car or Segway.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

We did 2 h horseback riding tour with Uprising Horeseback Riding Stables and it was great. We went down the road and the beach all the way to the fort and back.

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

We went to see some of the history of the island which never really had and war action but they were prepared. Most of the cannons are gone or buried in the ground at this point and the others are rotting away. It's a shame.

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