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Fort Fincastle, Nassau
Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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The fort is right around the corner from the Queens Staircase and is an interesting vantage point to see the island layout. It is smaller than I thought it would be though and is interesting for histo... read more »
We walked from the cruiseport. The view from the top is beautiful! The local tour guide was very knowledgeable.
We visited Nassau during a Caribbean Cruise. Nassau was our last stop before we arrived in Miami. We booked a panoramic tour were we also visited this Fort. You see the old Fort and that is it. There ... read more »
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!
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.
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
Great place to visit. We enjoyed the tour guide. He was very informative and funny.
It does not cost too much to go in, but there is not much to see in here. Seeing it from outside is enough, nothing to see inside.
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