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Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast, Ghana
+233 24 474 1678
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Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle
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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave trade” (80 reviews)
“tour guide” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cape Coast, Ghana
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+233 24 474 1678
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"slave trade"
in 80 reviews
"tour guide"
in 38 reviews
"heart wrenching"
in 8 reviews
"dark history"
in 6 reviews
"must visit place"
in 5 reviews
"their lives"
in 5 reviews
"emotional experience"
in 7 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 16 reviews
"history lesson"
in 5 reviews
"eye opening"
in 6 reviews
"world history"
in 5 reviews
"fishing village"
in 5 reviews
"take pictures"
in 7 reviews
"sad history"
in 5 reviews
"kakum national park"
in 6 reviews
"slaves"
in 149 reviews
"castle"
in 206 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were able to hear so many interesting things about the castle and the slavery. I thought it was amazing that you could look into all the dungeons and cells, and walk freely. The whole experience was so shocking, my friends and I talked long...More

Thank Viola C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Firstly. Please don't be conned by anyone - as a foreigner the price of a guided tour is 40 cedis which is roughly £7 (June 2018). You get nothing more for paying any more.You don't need to book in advance. The tour and experience itself:...More

Thank mail4azu
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the 2.5 hour drive to visit the castles. It was very much worth it. The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was great. The guys selling things outside were very persistent and almost overbearing. I am glad I was able to be...More

Thank pskewUSA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way from Takoradi to Accra. Small entrance fee of around 30C pp. we had a young but knowledgeable tour guide who took us through the castle and prison chambers. It was an enjoyable stop and to learn about the movements of...More

Thank SirOwen_ZA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second trip to the Cape Coast Castle. The tour guides share information and stories that make the experience of slavery immediate and real. The realization that you are standing where thousands of people died as a result of inhumanity can be overwhelming.

Thank terry3124
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent guided tour, with real insight for the raw history. The most indescribable place I have ever been, truly lost for words for the historic reality of this location.

Thank AmyDenUK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to the Cape Coast Castle from Accra, make sure you clear your calendar for the day as it is a different region from Accra and 3 hours one-way. You would also want to hire a car that will take you there and wait...More

Thank Ritz2013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles is an essential experience, especially for those (like myself) who live in countries based on a history of enslavement. Our guide, Sebastian, was excellent and did a wonderful and thorough job explaining the cruel history of this place....More

Thank Lindsey W
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I spent 3 hours visiting the castle, 3 hours of learning, chocking and just pure sadness, thinking of the huge number of people who were stolen from their lives, brought there, tormented, killed at times and then shipped in horrible conditions to a devastating future....More

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Castle has a very long history and is incredibly well preserved, which was helpful in bringing the stories of the tour guide to life. Being able to stand in the actual slave holding areas and walk through the Door of No Return allowed all...More

1  Thank tenthlisten
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Abdul S
20 May 2018|
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Around 1974
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Sheena G
18 April 2018|
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Response from Dave_Cowley_Road | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sheena, yes I agree with Andrea, booking is not necessary, tour is included in the admission ticket price and this is not expensive. I think there are tours every half hour and they are good. The guides know their stuff
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alewis03
11 March 2018|
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Response from Madhumbe | Reviewed this property |
Paying entrance fee cannot be determined by colour of skin. Its either the castle is free for all or everyone pays. I would like to think part of the fee is used to maintain the castle. The human race has to learn the hurt... More
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