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Fort Barrington

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Address: Five Islands, St. John's, Antigua

British fort looming dramatically over the shoreline, built in 1779 to...

British fort looming dramatically over the shoreline, built in 1779 to protect the British island from the French.

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Accessed from the north end of deep water bay bridge. You can get to the start point along a long dirt road and then across a footbridge. Climb to the top takes about 10-15... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a short sharp hike that I have done in flip flops, although I wouldn't advise it...the flip flops not the hike, It was a great view. You overlook Deep Bay and if you anchor your yacht there and hike up it's a great place to take pictures. The beach below is a beautiful place to have a swim. The... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It overlooks Deep bay beach which is spectacular. You also get some other ocean views and turquoise sea. You can clearly seethe ship wreck that is in Deep bay.

1 Thank banksant
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Like a toy fort without its tin soldiers! It is a giant semi-circular gun emplacement dominating the approaches to St. John's Harbour. It is placed upon a hill on the harbour's south side. The lower interior is interesting to explore, for found there are dungeon-like rooms and a powder magazine. The ruin is also worth a visit for the magnificent... More 

2 Thank Cricketman_10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

An interesting short steep walk. It is quite hot so prepare yourself, wear a hat and bring water. You can park at the end of the main road, right near wear there is a small walking bridge. The views on top are stunning! After the hike you can enjoy the beach at deep bay/take a swim.

3 Thank Alison H
London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Accessed from the north end of deep water bay bridge. You can get to the start point along a long dirt road and then across a footbridge. Climb to the top takes about 10-15 minutes. You would need trainers or walking shoes, I wouldn't recommend flip-flops. Great views from the top.

3 Thank fonsbikes
Northampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

From the beach , north end, follow footpath. Fairly easy. Great views over St Johns. A bit of history unspoilt by Health and safety . Watch your way back down. No flipflops!

2 Thank adrian186349
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is Another FREE Landmark, Its a good "Healthy" Climb up to the old ruins at the top. Not much of interest in the Fort itself, But the views are a perfect reason, to climb to the top. THe sunsets up here would be good, ( we did not ) Plus theres a great Bay next door ( Deep Bay... More 

1 Thank levace
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Fort Barrington is located just above Deep bay on the west coast. From the right hand end of the beach there is a pathway leading up to the Fort. It overlooks the bay including homes of Armani and Porsche. Great 360 views from the top. Probably not good to trek up in flip flops or bare feet, but worth the... More 

2 Thank happilyretired_12
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This one is hard to find. We rented a car for the day and needed the GPS to find this spot. I felt it was worth the time to visit. I personally like the spots that are historic and interesting but also not crowded with tourists. This is off the beaten path and given you have to climb a big... More 

1 Thank Sean M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

A rustic fort built by the British in the 1700's that provides magnificent views of St. John’s Harbour and Deep Bay. A short 10 minute uphill walk to the building and up a flight of stairs is worth the fantastic photo opportunities and some cannons and it's nice and windy at the top. Be sure to wear a hat, sunscreen... More 

2 Thank Kenyon C

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