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“A must visit”
Review of Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast Castle
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Cape Coast Guided Day Tour
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Owner description: This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.
Sharpsburg, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A must visit”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

This castle is a very impressive building with a dark past. There is a very good guided tour, which I highly recommend. The tour tries to balance the blame of the slave trade, spreading it among the local tribes, Europeans and the Americans. The museum is also very well done.
I also visited Elmina Castle and it was different enough from Cape Coast to make it worth the time to visit both.

Visited October 2012
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Accra, Ghana
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Tour”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Very Informative, great experience.
A must do to anyone in the area. the Guides and Museum was interesting. they are currently busy with renovations, which will improve the experience. Make sure you take alot of Photos as there is much to see, and you might miss out on something.

Visited September 2012
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Cape Town, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Awe inspiring”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Ghana's tourist attractions - we probably took hundreds of photo's here! this is an attraction which is well worth taking time over.

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cape Coast Catsle”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Very good historical factual place to visit. The guides were very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. They took their time to explain to the kids who found it difficult to understand the cruelty of humans.

Visited August 2012
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Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Sad to hear the stories”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

It was ok i liked it but visiting this place once is ok,like one restaurant forgot the name wrt next to the castle

Visited December 2011
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