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Interesting to know, easy to reach

This historical very interesting fort is easy to reach for Individual Tourist and can be combines... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christian G
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Ansbach
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A FORT TO FIGHT THE PLAGUE OF SLAVERY

After the United Kingdom abolished slavery in 1807, it took active steps to end it. Fort Bullen was... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2019
Terry M
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historical very interesting fort is easy to reach for Individual Tourist and can be combines with a stroll Through Barra and along the Coast and several other places on the north shore. It is not very big but has an excellent Museum. The Museum...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Christian G
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

A guided tour of the remains here is a good introduction to the positive role that Great Britain played in trying to end the slave trade. There are artefacts from the past when the fort was to help protect the entrance to the river Gambia...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

After the United Kingdom abolished slavery in 1807, it took active steps to end it. Fort Bullen was part of that plan, built to counteract the slavery practices of other nations. The guide was excellent, visiting the entire complex. There is a very good museum...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Terry M
Reviewed January 16, 2019

The Fort is both a historical monument itself and a working museum. Halima, the excellent tour guide, provided us with a fascinating insight into how the fort operated; its role in the abolition of slavery and the wider historical context. I left with a much...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamescharlton123
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Get a guide to take you over on the ferry from Banjul and then walk 10 mins. A well done museum with ghoulish artifacts but a wonderful history of the terrible slave trade presented by a very enthusiastic curator who showed us around. Great views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

The fort is easy to find, has a convenient parking and nice scenic views. It's fairly small, but it has a surprisingly good exposition and even better guides who gave us a very informative tour about the role of this site in the history of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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