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Fort Fincastle, Nassau

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Castle Historic Site
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 on the excursion stop and is worth doing for the historical perspective. It is also a nice spot for pictures backing on to paradise island (with the Atlantis hotel backdrop) as well as the...  more »
  • I did not go inside, but walked around it. Nice view of the city. Probably the highest point in Nassau.  more »
  • After taking the Queen´s staircase you will end up there, at the top the view is incredible. good place to pend few hours.  more »
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  • A great historical site to see, easy walk from the cruise ships ( I suggest skipping the taxis, look how crowded the streets are ( fun game, count how many vans in the picture), it is faster to walk, plus you get to see other things like the queens staircase). Lots to see, and read about, but won't take up too much of your day (1-2 hours) Also lots of little shops nearby. many items are imports, but if you look you will find local goods, especially wooden carved items or hand woven things. Haggle for prices (I'm a bad haggler, and actually ended up paying a slightly higher price on a custom carved box than originally offered, my family still makes fun of me....)
  • One of the many historical places... Close to downtown, about 5 - 25 minutes away from the cruise ship, depends on means of transportation.
  • Worth checking out. A unique experience and beautiful views!
  • Fort Fincastle was erected at the highest point on the Island of Nassau with artillery guns and an armory place within its walls, so that they could protect themselves from outside dangers. The Fort itself is rather small, you can cover it inside and out in 20 minutes, the real attraction is the Queen's Staircase, which is what the Bahamanian's built should they need to make a quick escape from the Fort. If time is a factor, and you had to choose between seeing the Queen's Staircase or Fort Fincastle, definitely go for the Queen's Staircase.
  • Really cool experience. Historical site.