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Fort Fincastle, Nassau

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Ascend the queen’s staircase to visit Fort Fincastle. Built in 1793 by Viscount Fincastle, the fort was used as protection from pirate attacks. Since it is situated on Bennet’s Hill, the highest point on New Providence island, climbing up to the fort will reward you with panoramic views of Paradise Island, Nassau, and the scenic surroundings. Explore the fort and step back into the bygone colonial era, admire the antique cannons, and read the informative plaques. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort Fincastle by using our Nassau tourist route planner.
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  • Dit fort wat naast Queen's Staircase ligt is niet meest interessante van Nassau, maar samen met Queen's Staircase de moeite van een bezoek waard. Voor 1 $ kun je er ook in, maar er is niet veel te zie...  more »
  • If you're up to a short walk, this is a great hour or so visit. You'll get a sense of what it was like to defend this colonial harbor. very nice vista over looking the flat harbor and the new mega-ric...  more »
  • Stopped here after climbing the Queen's Staircase. Fort Fincastle, shaped like a boat, is just a few minutes walk from the stairs. The entrance fee is very minimal, just a bit over a dollar. It only t...  more »
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  • For only $1 entry per person, it is worth the walk to see it. With that said, it is not the most amazing historical fort I have ever seen, but it is still interesting. It also is a great viewpoint of the island. It is a little awkward because the locals will tell you information about the fort (whether you want them to or not) and they will expect a tip from you...so be prepared. The fort is right next to the Queen's Staircase, which is a must see!
  • There's history here for sure. Costs a little over $1 to get in. Not much to see. Be ready to get hit up by someone who will act as a guide.
  • Good tourist attraction with a great view of the island. Very small fee to get in and inside there was a gentleman that gave a good description of the fort and also described the island landmarks that were visible. Most people have him a tip for his time and it was worth it.
  • Great place to visit. We enjoyed the tour guide. He was very informative and funny.
  • Nice view from the fort along with an interesting story about it. Unfortunately the fort is starting to decay and it doesn't seem like measures are being taken in preserving it