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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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  • This is cool. Like the history and view is nice from the top. Can do easily with Queens Staircase and water tower. It cost $1.08 to enter the fort. Cheap for Nassau. 
  • Other than the water tower next door, this is the highest point on the island. The fort is a modest fort but the view is excellent. Some days you can go higher if the water tower is open. 
  • Nassau has featured its resorts, especially as the Atlantis. The city has few points of interest, a visit to the Fort was to complete the day compared to the strong cities of northeastern Brazil, this is pretty skimpy. The entry costs one dollar, the high you get good pictures. It stands beside the Queen's staircase, another tourist spot without attractiveness. At the entrance of the Fort, small tents where they sell crafts of questionable taste.
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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