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The Cabrits Historical and Marine Park

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Address: | Portsmouth, Dominica

This reserve encompasses history and the natural environment, with an...

This reserve encompasses history and the natural environment, with an 800-acre marine reserve as well as a museum and ruins of colonial outposts.

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Nice place for views and a couple hikes

At first I thought Cabrits was only a place to go see some history of Dominica. However, after reading some reviews, we got to see that there were a couple of small hikes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first I thought Cabrits was only a place to go see some history of Dominica. However, after reading some reviews, we got to see that there were a couple of small hikes, roughly a hour total for each. You basically get to hike up to the two peaks above the fort for some high up views. Hikes not very... More 

Thank B-from-R7
Turks and Caicos
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this calming historic site while on vacation back home, it was simply epic. Scenery is relaxing, beautiful and calming. The upgrade is a must see. The short hike was big fun, we took picks along the way, bonding as a family happened instantly, when we got to the top the view was WOW! Other families were there also basking... More 

Thank Helena Julie M
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

There is an amazing view from Cabrits up on Fort Shirley. There is a lot of history up there but the views are fantastic, deep blue unending ocean. The place is clean and well kept. Great location for a wedding, picnic or just an evening stroll for families and couples. Check it out

Thank FLORA_uno
Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Our ship docked at the foot of the short hill which leads up to the fort. Sensible walking shoes recommended. A brief and easy 10 minute climb took us to fantastic views across the bay, and a real sense of stepping back in time. There are some short walks around the fort, and blossom-laden trees buzzing with blizzards of humming... More 

Thank Marion M
Roseau, Dominica
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Well worth walking up to these beautifully preserved buildings and fantastic views of Prince Rupert Bay .Great sense of history .

Thank Kathy S
New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Spent 3 days here running a workshop on marine protection. Wonderful location. Great space, lovely views, quiet and calm. We held or big celebration night here - perfect! Only challenge is limited phone signal. Highly recommend!! And if not have an event, still visit. Great views of beautiful Dominica!

Thank SeanSouthey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Fort Shirley is being very well restored and gives a wonderful view of Prince Rupert Bay. There is a small well done history museum of the area, cafe and a dive center. You can purchase day or week passes at the cafe. The trails are very well maintained. We did the West and East hikes including the walk to the... More 

Thank RICK B
Westbury, New York
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

There are several trails in the Park to hike. The Fort has been renovated the view are fantastic. I was a bit disappointed that new materials were used for the renovations, Plastic gutters and electrical conduit are not appropriate. Hardware was of modern type, should have be made on the island by local artisans. But al by al it was... More 

Thank AHC_Westbury
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Reviewed 23 December 2014

Have been here for a few events. The old fort is good place for dinner parties, banquets and such. It provides a good view fo the harbor in the evening and night. The older quarter and nice for smaller events. It can get hot, but there is often a nice breeze. As long as it does not rain, ladies you... More 

Thank tangerinegirl
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This place is truly amazing. This was a site,( Fort Shirley) of 50 structures for the military back in the 1700's. there is a site to see cannons, mortars, and all kinds of cannonballs in the ordinance room, and the hikes to the ruins, were amazing. Along the hike to the ruins, you will see crabs, snakes, hermit crabs, all... More 

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