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Address: Cabrits National Park, Dominica
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This English colonial fort is among the ruins found at the Cabrits...

This English colonial fort is among the ruins found at the Cabrits Historical and Marine Park, which preserves remnants of the islands tumultuous history.

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A journey back in history

The Fort has been nicely restored and the grounds well maintained with good signage to explain the history. Lovely views over Portsmouth Bay and towards Guadeloupe. Walking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort just outside of Portsmouth offers great photo ops and views of the town and Prince Rupert Bay. Its an easy hike.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fort has been nicely restored and the grounds well maintained with good signage to explain the history. Lovely views over Portsmouth Bay and towards Guadeloupe. Walking required but not strenuous. It would have been even better if there were guides available.

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Boulder, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The fort is great, but even more exciting are the garrisons you find after you hike for a bit - reminiscent of Thai temples - with trees/vines and lush vegetation embracing the ruins

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Wolverhampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Fantastic views, friendly locals, warm and clean. A very lovely place to visit and would certainly recommend !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

A huge amount of work has been carried out to restore the old fort, and the history is well told.Very atmospheric place to visit.

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Caledonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This location provides great views and the history of Dominica. The Fort has been refurbished and provides great photo opportunities.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We wish we would have gone earlier to this site. Not only is the Fort interesting, but there was a fantastic historical display of the island history and this site. The staff were helpful and seemed excited about sharing their knowledge. In addition there were several cool lookout points, hikes and beaches accessible from the park.

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We visited here after spending the morning horseback riding in Portsmouth, and were really surprised by the size of the entire park and the incredible views. After buying your site pass at the front building, be prepared to walk a great deal. The main fort is just up the hill from the entrance, but to really see everything you will... More 

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Grenada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The fort has a scenic view of the sea to the west and the land scape to the east . The atmosphere is one of a kind. The old vintage look and feel brings you back to the colonial days. At the entrance to the fort you can find a very informative resource center which is located next the restaurant... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were viewing this site as a wedding venue but were pleasantly surprised to be able to learn about the fort's historical past in the form of boards around the buildings. Between all the buildings, the restored site also offers some beautiful views over the bay. There is so much history in the fort/Dominica that needs to be appreciated and... More 

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