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“Nice for the view & History”
Review of Fort Fincastle

Fort Fincastle
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Owner description: The top of this 126-foot fort offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean.
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Fort Fincastle is nice if you're into history or would love a great view (360 of the area from the water to city). However it's so small and limited that we left in under five minutes. You're crowded with people and besides this beautiful structure that you see in photos, there is nothing to see. Keep in mind, you pay to get in and you ARE expected to "tip" your guide that gives you a history speech.

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Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

If you have the slightest interest in history, you'll want to take the time to visit the fort. It is on the highest point of the island and has views of the coastline, water tower and city. The shape is also unique. It is a small fort compared to others I have seen worldwide, but still part of the islands history. It is worth the walk and the fee.

Thank Tamoyer
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Fort Fincastle is a very small fort located at the top of the hill right next to the Water Tower and the Queen's Staircase. While Fort Fincastle is very small in comparison to some of the other forts in the Caribbean (including Fort Charlotte in Nassau), it was a neat little attraction to visit and it's proximity to the Queen's Staircase makes it a convenient stop. It only takes 15-20 minutes to see the entire fort and the neighboring Queen's Staircase, but for $1, it is well worth a stop.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

The fort itself, along with the water tower and Queen's staircase is not too big of a deal and a few blocks' walk from downtown but if you like walking it's worth a stop while exploring. The view of the city and harbor from the top is fabulous.

Thank Denise G
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

The view from the top is quite amazing. This place is historical and is right nearby the Queen's Staircase.

Thank ChelseaRyfkogel
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