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Fort Barrington

Five Islands, St. John's, Antigua
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British fort looming dramatically over the shoreline, built in 1779 to protect the British island from the French.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in the Royal Grand Antiguan hotel and looked out on the Fort Barrington headland. Seemed rude not to wander down the beach and climb to the top. Spectacular views.

Thank Tony W
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Great British history, make the trip out to it and have a look it's a bit of a treck but very historical

Thank Garybarr
Reviewed May 14, 2017

I loved this hike up to the top of the fort! although I definitely would not do this in flops. I am quite agile/healthy and did this in water shoes and still slipped and fell. Nothing bad but it definitely would have been worse had...More

Thank tracyrocks
Reviewed April 11, 2017

For a short sharp hike that I have done in flip flops, although I wouldn't advise it...the flip flops not the hike, It was a great view. You overlook Deep Bay and if you anchor your yacht there and hike up it's a great place...More

Thank saskatoonadventurer
Reviewed March 17, 2017

It overlooks Deep bay beach which is spectacular. You also get some other ocean views and turquoise sea. You can clearly seethe ship wreck that is in Deep bay.

1  Thank banksant
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Like a toy fort without its tin soldiers! It is a giant semi-circular gun emplacement dominating the approaches to St. John's Harbour. It is placed upon a hill on the harbour's south side. The lower interior is interesting to explore, for found there are dungeon-like...More

2  Thank Cricketman_10
Reviewed February 21, 2017

An interesting short steep walk. It is quite hot so prepare yourself, wear a hat and bring water. You can park at the end of the main road, right near wear there is a small walking bridge. The views on top are stunning! After the...More

3  Thank Alison H
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Accessed from the north end of deep water bay bridge. You can get to the start point along a long dirt road and then across a footbridge. Climb to the top takes about 10-15 minutes. You would need trainers or walking shoes, I wouldn't recommend...More

3  Thank fonsbikes
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

From the beach , north end, follow footpath. Fairly easy. Great views over St Johns. A bit of history unspoilt by Health and safety . Watch your way back down. No flipflops!

2  Thank adrian186349
Reviewed December 14, 2016

This is Another FREE Landmark, Its a good "Healthy" Climb up to the old ruins at the top. Not much of interest in the Fort itself, But the views are a perfect reason, to climb to the top. THe sunsets up here would be good,...More

1  Thank levace
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amanda5805
Hi How long of a hike was it to the top of Fort Barrington? Also, was it a difficult hike? Thanks
October 22, 2015|
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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
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