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“A small fort at the entrance to the harbour.”
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Fort Fincastle
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Owner description: The top of this 126-foot fort offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean.
Toronto
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A small fort at the entrance to the harbour.”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We rented a scooter and stopped by to have a look. The fort is quite small and closed on the afternoon we went by but worth a look as part of Nassau history. there is a nice park beside it as well.

Visited February 2014
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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“If you get there, spend a dollar.”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

You can reach Ft. Fincastle by climbing up the Queen's Staircase (see my review for directions and information) or by walking up East St from Bay St. (which is the main Nassau st.) I recommend going to Queens Staircase from Elizabeth St., visiting Ft. Fincastle and walking back down East. St. The total round trip is less than a mile but there is uneven terrain, stairs, and street crossings.
As for the Fort it is a relatively small structure build in 1793 by British Lord Dunnmore. The idea was to deter an attack to the harbor in Nassau. Fortunately for Nassau the fort never fired a cannon in defense.
There is a one dollar entrance fee, so what the heck, it is worth a walk through with the definite bonus of a photographic view of the harbor, and your cruise ship if that is your mode of arrival. Lots of tours come here but no need to pay if you can walk a bit and are a little bit adventurous. You do walk through some back streets but no problem in daylight.

Visited February 2014
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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Cheap and small”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a very small Fort, but admission is only $1. It was cool to look around and the view from on top of the fort was great! We skipped the tour and just read the signs around the fort. It gave a lot of information. It was a nice way to spend the morning.

Visited March 2014
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Uxbridge, Canada
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“$1 entrance”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

this is very scenic- highest viewing point on the island. Great for pictures. Also can see where slaves were kept - creepy! at only $1 admission, it is certainly worth it!

Visited February 2014
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Colorado
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“A lovely fort worth the visit if you're in the area”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

This boat shaped castle is lovely and as some noted they do want you to take their guided tour which is where you'll get the details about the fort. It isn't big but worth a walk around. It costs a $1 a person and if you tip the same you are not out much for the fun experience. Most of the major islands around the Caribbean and Bahamas have castles/forts from this era and it's fun to see them all and note the differences as you travel around the different countries. The photos turn out well and a great look out with the coral block construction and mighty canons. As others have noted if you're taking the Nassau tour you'll see this, the Queen's Staircase and water tower. One of the least expensive cities to take a taxi tour we have found in the recent years of travel.

Visited March 2014
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