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Monk's Hill

(Also Known As Fort George), English Harbour, Antigua
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nice hike

As we were staying in a rental on Monk's Hill, we decided to take a walk up to the top and are so... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
djenah79
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Saratoga Springs, New York
A nice hike

My wife, daughter, and I hiked this from our rental property about halfway up. Took about 30-45... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Danny806
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Also known as Fort George, this fort was built in 1689 to defend the British settlers against invasions from the French and the Arawak indians.
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(Also Known As Fort George), English Harbour, Antigua
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

As we were staying in a rental on Monk's Hill, we decided to take a walk up to the top and are so glad we did. Wonderful views over the harbors and interesting ruins from the old fort. The hike can be quite steep at...More

1  Thank djenah79
Reviewed 1 May 2016

My wife, daughter, and I hiked this from our rental property about halfway up. Took about 30-45 minutes to walk up. The view at the top can't be beat. You can see pretty much all of the island with the exception of the western side...More

Thank Danny806
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Fort George was one of the first fortifications on the island and judging by the length of the curtain wall, it's still one of the largest. It's a bit of a trek - there are a couple of driveable roads that deteriorate into tracks that...More

2  Thank Maltinmehipflask
Reviewed 31 July 2015

One of the many forts on Antigua used for sending signals and warnings of attack by sea back in the day

Thank tom-sue-2010
Reviewed 4 April 2014

I love going hiking so if you liek hiking, def go hiking to monks hill. PErfect view of english harbour.

Thank Travel-Freaks-1988
Reviewed 15 February 2014

when we decided to visit Monk's Hill which should have really been a hike as opposed to a JEEP trip. We never realized how rough the ride was going to be until we were half way up. Because we chose to watch the sunset from...More

1  Thank Paul Sylvia N
Reviewed 28 December 2012

We traveled up to Monks Hill making it almost to top in our car. We had a short 600 meter walk to the top. Wearing good foot wear is recommended twenty minutes gets you to the top. This site is superb you can enjoy a...More

3  Thank Ivo1949
Reviewed 1 December 2012

We last were here 30 years ago. Since then vegetation has overgrown the fort - and all really to see of that is the gate, gatehouse and some remaining walls. However, the views over the South and East of Antigua are wonderful. But it is...More

2  Thank WPKATZ
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