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. A visit to Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site represents just the start of the adventure when you use our St. John's trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Went here today and took some pictures. My local co workers in St Johns were great tour guides showing me all the great places to go. A must when in St Johns  more »
  • A favourite for photographers and walkers a like! Right in St. John's the Battery is an area of colourful houses which is one of the trails leading to Carbot tower. This starts from St. John's via the...  more »
  • Quidi Vidi Battery is a reconstruction of British coastal battery which was located on the site. In keeping with the 1812 period of reconstruction the site consists of a barracks, gun deck with two ca...  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!
  • 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.
  • Small and pretty village with some interesting shops and restaurants. Worth a visit if only for being picture-worthy.
  • Excellent local beer
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