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Fort Shirley

Cabrits National Park, Dominica
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great scenery and so relaxing and refreshing.. there is a small 10 minute walk you have to take if you don't have a vehicle but its worth it!

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 8 June 2017

If you enjoy seeing some of the islands history from the 17 and 1800's then you need to walk through the excellently restored Fort Shirley. While there take the walk up to the ruins of the commandants home or out to the ruins of the...More

Thank Jesse M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

My husband and I explored this national park and fort on our trip to Dominica in May 2017. It was a challenge to walk up the hills but the views were completely worth it. We also walked along the trails and saw many lizards, crabs...More

Thank JaclynHunt
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The restored buildings are done very well. If those buildings were in the same condition as the commanders quarters or the other out buildings you can appreciate how much work went into bringing it back to it orginal state. If you care to read about...More

Thank MurTheExplorer
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Please see my review of the Cabrits national forest, the first part of my story has to do with Fort Shirley.

Thank Zeph721
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Tthe restored parts of the fort are very nice and very informative but..... if you want to feel like Indiana Jones head over to the ruins! Cannons sticking out of the ground and half buried on the beach. The buildings with the trees and vines...More

Thank Clay H
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We walked about three kilometres from Portsmouth to the headland above to Fort Shirley, which was very well restored and gave a good view of the harbour. Then walked back into the town past several very noisy local bars, watched local young men hoon on...More

Thank Kyzyk
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Many Caribbean islands have restored forts. Fort Shirley is very well done and definitely worth a visit if you are staying near Portsmouth. The fort is in excellent condition and there are signs all over giving you the history and importance of the Fort. There...More

Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a very old fort that has been refurbished. There is a lot of great information available about why, when, and how it was originally built. There is also a lot of hiking at this site. I was told that a lot of large...More

Thank Desiree B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had the privilege of staying around Fort Shirley for 8 weeks and so can honestly say that it is a truly unique location in Dominica. A lovingly restored 18th Century British fort and garrison in the Cabrits National Park. It is considered the most...More

Thank scubanormksi
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