Adventures Caribbean

EXPLORING FORTS IN ST KITTS

Whilst exploring the green, luscious island of St Kitts we came across a large fortress. Once entering we found we had stepped into a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brimestone Hill Fortress National Park and what a beautiful location it was in. The stunning 38 acre fortress dates back to the 18th century but still in near perfect condition. It is positioned on a very steep, 240 meter high, ancient volcano called Brimestone Hill, which the fortress is named after.

FORT SPOTTING ST KITTS PHOTO

FORT SPOTTING ST KITTS PHOTO

The fortress is the second largest in the Caribbean. It serves as a monument to the British military engineers who designed it, as well as the endurance and skill of the African slaves who built it. It was built over a hundred years between 1690 and 1790. It has superb views in every direction, with a number of other islands able to be seen in the distance. Brimetsone Hill’s panoramic is a photographer’s paradise.

FORT SPOTTING ST KITTS PHOTO

FORT SPOTTING IN ST KITSS PHOTO

We spent our time exploring the ruins of the Royal Engineers’ Quarters, the Artillery Officers’ Quarters, Infantry Officers’ Quarters, the Orillon Bastion and even the ruins of the barracks.

FORT SPOTTING IN ST KITSS PHOTO

FORT SPOTTING IN ST KITSS PHOTO

FORT SPOTTING IN ST KITTS PHOTO

Price: Entrance fee is $8 USD per adult.

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           Stephen and Jess signoff

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