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Address: Belmont Terrace, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Closed at the weekend!

There are lovely views from the fort, which itself is quite small. We went on a Sunday and found it was closed on weekends. Previous reviews have said about litter and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Pat P
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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

There are lovely views from the fort, which itself is quite small. We went on a Sunday and found it was closed on weekends. Previous reviews have said about litter and homeless people being there, but this certainly wasn't the case when we visited - the area was very clean and the grounds around the fort clean and tidy, and... More 

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is a really well maintained fort, but it is tiny and can be done in less than 15 minutes. The views are quite nice.

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Thank Snakey2001
South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Not much to it. Nice view, and the fort still relatively in good condition. Worth a once off quick visit. There was a security guard at the entrance, so did not feel unsafe, area was clean and tidy. What is lacking, it has so much potential to do/be more. Glad I have been and seen this piece of history though.

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Thank Shaun S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Although the grounds of this fort were free of litter, we were horrified to see that the amount of litter and broken glass in the central prison structure at the fort. The fort dates back to 1799 and was built to prevent French troops from invading. The fort was named after Frederick, Duke of York. The fort overlooks the bay... More 

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Thank Mands007
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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540 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The last time I visited the fort, I was intimidated by the huge number of homeless who had "colonized" the area. What a wonderful surprise to find that new security is in place, and a huge clean-up has occurred, making it, once again, a visitor-friendly place. It is easy to find - just carry on along Belmont Terrace and its... More 

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South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Well worth a visit, its completely free and perfect for day or night. Generally well lit at night. Perfect harbour panoramas and lovely historical significance. Be wary in the general neighbourhood and dont walk around with visible valuables.

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Mauritius
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The Dutch made several fortifications all over the place and the remains or the original ones are a delight to learn about. Interesting war architecture.

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Thank Ramesh B
Billericay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

The Fort is set on a bluff not too far from the Donkin Memorial, overlooking the port and, originally, the river. Free to enter, it is still as it was originally built, albeit with replica canons, and with only the ground floor of the central office still present. There isn't much to see, the powder store, the office and then... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Saddened by the state of the area. Not well maintained. Used to be great for outdoor theatre productions. Not sure if it is still used. Vagrants. Litter. The biggest plus is the view from Fort Frederick.

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Thank VenessaMary
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

A friend of mine was telling me to visit Fort Frederick and although there is some historical significance to it, it just felt as if though i wasted my time. Not sure about the fort itself as I expected about more seeing to that it is called a fort. However from the vantage point on top of the hill where... More 

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