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. Make Fort Fincastle a part of your Nassau vacation plans using our Nassau day trip app .
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  • If you are out seeing the sights, you can visit the Queens Staircase, the Water tower, and Fort Fincastle at the same time as they are in close proximity. This place is tiny. I’m not sure they could f...  more »
  • Went there solely to buy gifts to bring back enjoyed the castle and the waterfall. Scored some nice stuff took pictures by the waterfall. was fun!  more »
  • We stopped at the fort since it was at the top of the Queen’s Staircase. It offered a nice view of Nassau and the port, but it wasn’t spectacular. We walked from the Hilton and it took about 5 mins. T...  more »
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  • A pretty neat place but not much to it. I'd recommend skipping the $3 entry fee unless you just want to see the view from the top. The outside of the fort is pretty neat and the water tower and Queen's Staircase are both just a short walk. There are also local vendor shops selling all manner of wares. Everybody there wants a tip or your money in some way. Be prepared.
  • The fort was nice and had signs with information. There was a small entrance fee of 3$ and they sell cold bottled water for $1 I think. We had a man who I'm not sure if he worked there talking with us and then asked for a tip, he did have good information. But everybody here seems to want a tip. Just be prepared.
  • This was a neat place to visit. It was worth the $3 to climb up top.
  • I liked the fort. It was just a couple of Dollars for entrance and there is nothing really special inside but you have a great few from up there. There is some information about the fort and it's history inside which is pretty interesting. Also once a day they have this show. I think it's some kind of "changing of the guards" sort of thing. Which is also pretty interesting to watch. They whirl around their guns in style ;) and the whole thing ends in (fake) cannon shot. It was pretty cool =D
  • I enjoy visiting old forts no matter where they are at. Make sure to bring a camera and catch a picture or two of the awesome views. Walking shoes recommended.
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