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British fort looming dramatically over the shoreline, built in 1779 to protect the British island from the French.
Five Islands, St. John's, Antigua
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favourite Fort to visit with a superb view at the top. The climb up was easier than the trip back down but totally manageable. Deep Bay beach is beautiful both from the fort and exceptionally clean on the ground

Thank SMcG4
Reviewed August 9, 2018

If you like history, this is a place to go. It was great to see the old buildings. They need to keep these in tact and even charge an entrance fee as this is their history. It is a stepper climb to the top but...More

Thank klein3
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

It's a climb and it's not easy. Path to fort is dwindling, but doable. There is no railing. It costs nothing. The fort itself is in excellent shape. Solid . The views are just spectacular. It's about 15 to 20 minutes to the top. Definitely...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

It was a short but steep climb to the fort. It was a neat structure to explore with a lot of history. We arrived right before sunset so the view was spectacular.

Thank D5734PEleslies
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This is an interesting place to visit if you have an interest in history and enjoy wandering about historical ruins. The history of Antigua is fascinating as well.

Thank Stephen311
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Interesting short stop off, good if you like your history and wandering around derelict buildings and ruins.

Thank aoletsgo
Reviewed May 6, 2018

we biked here form out resort a couple miles away, take th etime to do it, it is free and open to the public and has amazing views of ST John and deep water bay which is amazing for spending a few hours swimming and...More

1  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed February 11, 2018

We walked round from Hawksbill, quite a long way but worth it. A map would be useful as there are several side roads to be avoided. Also don’t forget a mac, it rains on Antigua, sometimes unexpectedly. It looks a bit steep at the end...More

1  Thank SootyCumbriaEngland
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

It is easy to come by. Its not far from St. John and you can take a beach tour as well. You get a nice panorama and you can swimm to a shipwreck. It is a nice spot.

Thank Cezar V
Reviewed February 7, 2018

it's a hard climb to the top of the hill, and bit disappointing when you get there, but the view is magnificent. Also a nice view of bulldozers clearing away trees and vegetation along Deep Bay beach for yet another hotel development.

Thank Malcolm K
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Response from parkerdam | Reviewed this property |
It took about 15 minutes to climb from the beach up to the fort and thats was wearing flipflops