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Address: Off Harbour Road, Dixcove, Ghana

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Historical and deeply touching

Spent the afternoon visiting the fort with business colleagues. We had a guided tour of the place and were deeply touched. They have managed to preserve many of the articles used... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Amma F
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Spent the afternoon visiting the fort with business colleagues. We had a guided tour of the place and were deeply touched. They have managed to preserve many of the articles used during the slave trade so you still have a sense of what took place during that time. The surroundings are nice, with beautiful views of the sea and the... More 

Thank Amma F
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

This fort which has been restored is really stunning. From the top you can get a beautiful overview on the village of Dixcove. Perfect for pictures!

Thank Nouss B
Dover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Drove over from Busua Beach. Fortunately we had a 4x4 vehicle - you couldn't do it otherwise. Met at the fort by a charming old guide who gave us a great introduction before passing us over to a younger chap for the main tour. Really interesting but as with so many tourist attractions in Ghana it is quite undeveloped. It... More 

Thank John C
Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2015

So, we were actually trying to get to Busua Beach but we missed the turn and drove right into the fishing village of Dixcove only to see a beautiful castle on the cliff overlooking the water. So, figured we'd check it out. So we parked, walked thru town and up the steps to be greeted by a 13 year old... More 

Thank Outkast42
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

I confirm every thing in the first review but have to add a sad note...a very genuine english guy leased this fort from the monuments and museum board and made a very large investement including the new visitor chalets. Sadly ,this being Ghana they are now trying to repudiate the lease on the most flimsy grounds....presumably to reap the benefit... More 

1 Thank turbofarmer
Accra, Ghana
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124 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Fort Metal Cross is a former Dutch/British fort at Dixcove, on the Western Region coast in Ghana. Unlike many of the forts in Ghana, of which I have seen 95% of them, Fort Metal Cross has been very well restored, with fresh whitewash and stonework. I don't know if this was due to private funding or from the Ghana Monuments... More 

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