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Watling's Castle

Port Nelson, San Salvador
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Fascinating

Imagine what it must've been like living back in the time of Pirate Watling. The sign to this... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
keysbreeze
,
Islamorada, FL
via mobile
The top is now broken off

The hurricane from last year knocked off the top. Many other places to explore near by. Looks... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Kap1313
,
Lakeland, Florida
via mobile
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good44%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
22 Mar 2017
“Fascinating ”
28 Jun 2016
“The top is now broken off”
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Port Nelson, San Salvador
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Imagine what it must've been like living back in the time of Pirate Watling. The sign to this castle is down so it's hard to find but worth the walk.

Thank keysbreeze
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The hurricane from last year knocked off the top. Many other places to explore near by. Looks like slave quarters below. Rough walking in areas so take some good shoes. Of course it's hot in the summer so plan accordingly. Lots to see multiple buildings....More

Thank Kap1313
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Remains of what we were told was an old slave plantation. Adventurous hike. The views are awesome. History lovers.

Thank CNPayne .
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is the ruins of the house, not really a whole lot to look at, but it has a somewhat spooky affect. Interesting to think about life on the island so long ago.

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 24 August 2015

A half of day looking at the ruins is a many adventure in itself. Grab a picnic lunch a friend or tow , a few bottles of water and some supportive shoes to walk up and down he rocky sandy hills that the ruins are...More

Thank Autumn H
Reviewed 25 June 2015

As is obvious, this place is a ruins. Find someone who knows about its various features, probably someone from the Gerace Resarch Center at the North end of San Sal, and arrange for transportation. It is NOT developed as a tourist site, bring everything you...More

Thank gfrog53
Reviewed 7 September 2014

It was a bit difficult for us to find this (but we might just be clueless) but it was neat to explore and walk around. I suggest reading about the castle before you go, as there aren't many (or any, if I remember correctly) to...More

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 3 January 2014

People, who are interested in knowing the historical background of Bahamas, should visit the ruins of Watling’s Castle. This place is 18th century plantation that describes the history, culture and tradition of Bahamas. We saw remnants of storage buildings, slave quarters, main house and a...More

1  Thank liam n
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Imagining the previous owners and the history here. Finding the path at the south end of the island can be difficult but worth the walk. The castle overlooks one of the most beautiful bays, French Bay. After you visit the castle you can snorkel in...More

Thank Lonetagger
Reviewed 14 June 2012

It may be a pile of rocks to some visitor's but my maiden name is Watling. This pirate was my great, great,........grandfather. Amazing to see for me!

2  Thank Jacksgirl53
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ursulaneil777
Hi Does anyone know if the castle was owned by a family called Thurston during the nineteenth century? I'd love to know.
9 August 2016|
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