Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site, St. John's

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Historic Site
See a part of local heritage and take in the panoramic vistas at Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site, a historical 18th-century fort. Built in 1762 by the French after the invasion of St. John's, the battery was claimed by British forces soon after and remained active into the 19th century. Overlooking the bay, the battery's position affords sweeping coastal views from high up on the hill. Staff dressed in guard uniforms of the area stand stationed around various point at the battery. Plan to visit Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended St. John's attractions using our St. John's travel itinerary planner.
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  • One of our bus tour stops and we were able to walk around and see this quaint place. also a brewery here and pub  more »
  • Tiny cove with Iceberg Brewery on site with small gift shop. Best to view by hike or cycling. Very limited parking. A must see if you are visiting St. John's.  more »
  • This is such a beautyful place to visit and photograph!Everyone should take a walk through this area it is so very relaxing,not far from the center of the city lies this GEM. You can watch fishermen u...  more »
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  • The Cuckold's Cove East Coast trail was very nice. If you're lucky you may even see a Bald Eagle's nest like we did!
  • Small and pretty village with some interesting shops and restaurants. Worth a visit if only for being picture-worthy.
  • You need to see this place that is hidden in St. John's. It is a lovely walk and enjoy the arts centre. The is a restaurant there called the Mallard Cottage that is highly ranked but we arrived too late for lunch and too early for dinner. Will definitely try it in the future.
  • Excellent local beer