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Address: St. Kitts
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Folklore holds that this dried river bed once flowed blood for three days...

Folklore holds that this dried river bed once flowed blood for three days following a slaughter of Carib Indians by British and French colonial forces.

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Historic and interesting

The river is not well signposted and one really needs a guide to learn of the significant events that took place here. I only saw the two petroglyphs that were (sadly) painted... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
KiminGranCouva
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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Cayman Islands
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The river is dried out and there are no signs but who cares if you have some hiking experience it doesn t matter at all, it s a very nice Sunday morning hike, pretty easy, includes some rock hopping and rope climbing but that s all, after the bat caves you can carry on to the waterfalls, from the side... More 

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Thank rokajoska
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

There is a sign on the side of the road that described what happened. There is a dries up river bed that is dried up. But not sure why this is part of the island tour visit. Just wasn't interesting

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Thank Ken F
San Fernando, Trinidad
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The river is not well signposted and one really needs a guide to learn of the significant events that took place here. I only saw the two petroglyphs that were (sadly) painted over on a nearby rock. If I'd known that more were accessible with a short walk I would have done it. One really needs a guide and /... More 

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Thank KiminGranCouva
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

After hearing the history of "Bloody River" I got goose bumps. Knowing that during the war, they just dumped bodies there.

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Thank MellyMel1517
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The canyon of the Stone Fort River with its scores of Carib petroglyphs on the walls is not just naturally impressive it is also a historical place as it is here where 2000 Caribs were trapped by French and British forces and killed to the last man in 1626. That is why the place is called Bloody River. The short... More 

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Thank travelmartin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

With a heavy rain, Bloody River comes over the road, on its way to the ocean. Pretty exciting when your in a small vehicle. If it's not raining, you won't even know it's there unless the guide mentions it. It's name comes from a battle with the Militia and the local Caribe Indians, who were slaughtered upstream. It's said the... More 

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Thank Gary M
Carmarthen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The history is long gone and apart from understanding the history there is little to see other than the location. Best to understand the history when passing through on an island tour.

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Thank Michael H
Pittsburgh
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Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

Interesting story but greatly exaggerated. As a physics major, I ran the discharge flow rate of a "river" 12' wide, even only 1/4 deep, at a barely flowing rate (very slight slope) and to maintain that volume of blood for three days would require the blood of over a million adults. I imagine it would take longer to kill 1... More 

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1 Thank KarlMessner
Midwest, USA
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Reviewed 9 February 2011

We had a pleasant hike up the eerily beautiful river canyon. You can see why the Caribs considered it a spiritual place. Our guide, Royston, said not many people do this short hike; and we certainly couldn’t have located the trailhead (in a field of cane and weeds)without his knowledge. When you are in the canyon, you are shaded from... More 

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4 Thank CoralReef
Mass
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Reviewed 24 February 2009

This is an important place in Kittian history, but is now not worth a special trip. The river is dried up and not flowing most of the time and is only commemorated by a plaque. It is good to see on a tour because your guide is likely to tell you more about the history, but otherwise it will probably... More 

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