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“Amazing view”
Review of Fort Barrington

Fort Barrington
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$57.00*
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Shirley Heights Lookout
Ranked #13 of 57 things to do in St. John's
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Owner description: British fort looming dramatically over the shoreline, built in 1779 to protect the British island from the French.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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310 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Amazing view”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We hiked from Galley Bay to this amazing place. I loved the view from the top - lots of history. We are young, but also had several elderly (65+) people - at minimum anyone can go 95% to top.

Visited December 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very nice hike”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

We went on a hiking trip and visited most of the forts in Antigua. A very nice view from the fort barrington. you are able to make a lot of nice pictures from up there.

Visited November 2013
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Point Pleasant Beach
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

We came here as part of a Nature Tour which was offered through our hotel, Coconut Beach Resort. Neat history and great views. Try to time it so that you are there at sunset...beautiful!

Visited November 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“great view”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

well worth doing on a clear sunny day. It is a trek as you are following a goat track and its all up hill (they used camels to transport the stone blocks and equipment when building the fort so that should tell you all you need to know) Great views from the very top.
It is a bit smelly and slippery especially after a shower.

Visited November 2013
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Elk Grove, California, United States
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80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great view from the top!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

A fun hike from Galley Bay Resort. Got to pass the local town of Five Villages and see the school. Then down onto the beach of Deep Bay, and it was so hot, I wanted to dive in right then! But we continued on up the hill, not a hard hike at all, to the ruins of Ft. Barrington...not much left, but you get the idea......great history there and great views of other islands and Antigua! Just for the views alone, take the hike! and then jump into the cool cool waters of Deep Bay! Fabulous!

Visited September 2013
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