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British fort built in the 17th century to protect the entrance of St. John's harbor.
St. John's, Antigua
+1 268-480-1225
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

While this place has definitely potential: location, views, cannons (I think it is the original guns), the walls of the fort. Sadly, it is currently at a stage of negligence with definite need of TLC. Easy accessible by car but don't expect much. Nobody here...More

Thank JLC-mtl2015
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This beach is not your typical Caribbean beach. There are a lot of stones and rocks that go right into the water, so it can be a little tricky to swim in the sea, however if you are looking for a place to have a...More

Thank TandTravel
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Checked out this fort and there is lots of history. It's too bad they don't take better care of it but it's definitely work seeing and it's free.

Thank klein3
Reviewed 10 July 2018

FortvJames is typical of the forts on Antigua from a structural point of view but it's cannons on the approach to the harbour at St John's add a little extra. There is a good sandy beach around the headland . The waves have to be...More

2  Thank 676PaulB
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Cannons still intact!! I was surprised how many structures there were. It was amazing to be sharing ground with the people who stood watch on this point. There was a couple getting married here this day! Gorgeous views surrounding the fort and also a great...More

1  Thank D5734PEleslies
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We only stopped for 15 minutes but we're glad we did. There were some workers there at the time keeping the weeds down and generally maintaining the site. They were there just to make sure it doesn't get overgrown with weeds and saplings. Although the...More

Thank plfara
Reviewed 1 April 2018

A ruin of a ruin old piece of battle fortification/ protective history, Nice to see some of the old world so to speak still stands as a reminder, a must sea, lol, cheers

8  Thank daniel f
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Not much to see here. Just some old rubble of the fort and a view of St John's. I would not make a special trip to see this area.

Thank KarenW1019
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Looking to see some old historic sites in Antigua. This is a great one to check out. Even better with a tour guide who knows the history. We were very thankful for Marcus our tour guide in Antigua.

1  Thank shelbyy02
Reviewed 13 February 2018

This fort sits on a cliff near a beautiful beach. It's a shame that the british are not investing into maintaining it. The buildings are falling apart, soon this part of English history will disappear. It would have so much potential for a great tourist...More

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1 February 2017|
Response from Malcolm K |
it's safe enough to walk it but for a small fare, take a taxi.