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

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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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  • August 14, 2017
    Geographically a delight but despite it being August few businesses were open despite glorious weather.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This is a beautiful harbour with quaint houses and even a craft brewery. This is a great place for a stroll on a nice sunny day.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Cozy bay , great people and so friendly. Went on a perfect sunny day. seems the fisherman were out earlier and decided to donate there catch to everyone and anyone who wanted some cod and chips for fr...  more »
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  • September 27, 2016
    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!
  • August 10, 2016
    Small and pretty village with some interesting shops and restaurants. Worth a visit if only for being picture-worthy.
  • January 20, 2016
    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.
  • May 1, 2017
    Excellent local beer

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Where to stay in St. John's

To appreciate the history and colorful architecture of North America's oldest colonial city, there's no better place to stay than in the city center. This popular neighborhood displays the city's iconic, brightly painted Victorian houses, with a selection of guesthouses and inns clustered around Government House. Staying just west of the city center, near the Memorial University of Newfoundland, works as a pleasant alternative, with the expansive Pippy Park right at your doorstep.
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