Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

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Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park
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The 'Gibraltar of the West Indies', this massive fortress on a limestone hilltop rises nearly 800 feet above sea level.
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seda2011
Bridgetown, Barbados120 contributions
Friends
We visited this amazing place on the first day of our trip to St Kitts and Nevis and thoroughly enjoyed it. We left Basseterre on a public bus at 10 am ( EC18 for 5 people) and the bus left us at the base of the mountain 20 minutes later. We took our time walking up (don’t miss the lime kiln), about a 3 km walk to the top of the fortress, enjoying magnificent views and exploring the different sections of the fortress we encountered on the way. The walk does not have too much of an incline. Although there were two cruise ships in port, there were very few people visiting the fortress that day. There is a nice canteen for refreshments before you walk down. Back down at the road, we only had to wait 3 minutes for the bus back to Basseterre.
Written March 26, 2022
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Amy H
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Family
As the locals say, this fort is a must-see on the island. There is a $15 USD entry fee per person and the roads up there are narrow/have very tight turns. But once you’re up there, it is a really amazing fort to see with a long history. I recommend going in the morning when it’s not too warm outside yet. You’ll want good walking shoes because there is so much to see.
Written July 8, 2022
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ablove
Utah93 contributions
Brimstone Hill was one of our favorite stops on our self-guided ATV tour (ATV rental from Sunny Blue Rentals, which I highly recommend.) As the name suggests, the fort is on top of a hill; on one side you can see stunning sea views for miles and on the other side you can see lush, green vegetation for miles. It was a feast for the eyes everywhere you looked. History buffs will enjoy the visit, as well, as there are several displays inside the fort that talk about its interesting history. There is an admission price, which at first I thought was rather steep (though now I can't quite remember how much it was.) But, it was worth every penny; we really enjoyed our visit.
Written January 8, 2022
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Ann Brown
5 contributions
This place is amazing. We used the this company for several of our tours that we took while visiting this beautiful island. Our ground service was provided by a driver by the name of Chris, He is an expert of the island and knows about all the islands history. He took us to the place where the song Amazing Grace was written. I recommend using St. Kitts Nevis Luxury Taxi and Tours for all of your island transportation
Written November 19, 2021
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DesPeresGirl
Naples, FL166 contributions
While on a tour of St Kitts we stopped to see Brimstone Hill Fortress. I've got to give credit to the driver of our tour van/bus who managed to squeeze through the narrow archway that was clearly built before vehicles were built as large as they currently are. We watched the van in front of ours scrape the side getting through the archway. The views from the top were amazing. It may seem like a long way to get to the top but it was manageable. We are in our 70's and climbing up was not difficult. It is a combination of ramp/steps to the top, but not far. The restrooms were adequate and the snack shop offered beverages as well as food and snacks, at a premium price.
Written February 16, 2020
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James and Sheila
Dallas, TX12 contributions
Couples
St Kitts was one of our several island stops on our Star Flyer cruise. We took a taxi with another couple to Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. This massive fort sits high atop a hill and has grand expansive views of the surrounding sea. This well persevered fort is a worthwhile day trip! While you explore the fort and the grounds, take time to read and learn about the interesting story and history of this amazing outpost from yesteryear.

I think the entrance fee was $15 US/pp. This is worthy of a couple hours of your time. And while you're in your taxi ride, take some time to enjoy the rest of the island. Tip: Wear good walking shoes or sport sandals; we don't recommend flipflops!
Written March 31, 2022
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Alan S
Basseterre, St. Kitts108 contributions
Beautiful place to take in history and wonderful scenery. Went on a day where no cruise ships were in town and this made it ideal as hardly anyone was there, meaning the site could be enjoyed at leisure. I recommend going as late in the day as possible (closes at 5:30pm) to avoid the heat, and to take in the start of sunset.
Written March 1, 2020
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD8,099 contributions
We took a 50 km circuit from our stay at Fern Tree B&B that focused on this UNESCO site. Fortunately our minivan was just the size limit to negotiate the arched entries proceeding up the 3 leveled areas of this limestone mountain. The ticket booth(10$US each) is on the first level, the Parade Ground parking area on the second level, from which a stone ramp leads up to the 3rd level of the Fort George Citadel. Cannons dot the various ramparts seen from all angles, along with long views of the Caribbean on one side and the lush Central Forest Reserve around the interior.
We included a short visit to the St. Thomas Anglican Church and the Lighthouse Baptist Church before proceeding back to the calm quiet Conaree Village with its long views of the Atlantic. Nice morning tour.
Written January 28, 2020
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Ellie P
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The hairpin bend, narrow and steep approach, accompanied by a wandering herd of goats and signs promoting the beeping of the car horn led to the first of two very narrow entrances, the first followed by the "ticket office" where entrance is cash only and USD15 per person. For those who are history buffs, folks who wonder how something like this can be achieved or just those who enjoy lovely views, this is a must visit. Perfect visit for a "cooler" day as if you are any of the above, you will stay there for a good few hours. Beautifully kept grounds; well restored (and still undergoing) buildings; museum thought provoking. The introductory video could do with updating as it is rather worn out but that would be the only change that could improve this experience. Brimstone Hill Fortress is a credit to those who care for it.
Written July 25, 2022
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK19,957 contributions
It was designed by British military engineers, and was built and maintained by enslaved Africans. It is one of the best preserved historical fortifications in the Americas and it offers truly outstanding views of the coast and mountain backdrop. The imposing Fort George Citadel (which includes the Fort George Museum), the Western Place of Arms and the Eastern Place of Arms, are all accessed via a steep walk up from the main parking area via a set of ramps and steps. Do not let this put you off though as it is a steady climb that rewards you fully.
Written February 18, 2022
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