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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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TripAdvisor
  • Nothing special, but if you are walking the Queen's Staircase, you might as well walk through and take a couple pictures.  more »
  • Enjoyed the quick 12 minute walk from the port to Fort Fincastle. There was a person giving historical information on site and it only cost $1 each to get in. Nice views and a history lesson to go wit...  more »
  • We took a walking tour of Nassau on our port day, 3 hours. Cost $1 per person. We visited the Library/former jail, Nassau historical museum, Parliament square, Queen's Staircase, Fort Fincastle, Trini...  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