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Fort Shirley, Dominica
(4/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
One of Dominica's most important historical sites, Fort Shirley invites you to step back in time and relive the island's turbulent history. Erected during the French and Indian War, the fort has endured its fair share of turmoil, and has changed owners many times. Walk around the grounds to find old rusted cannons, restored cannons looking over the bay, restored walls, and an old tap. Follow up with a visit to one of the many trails located just behind the fort. Find old ruins including the house of one of the old commanders of the fort. For Fort Shirley and beyond, use our Cabrits National Park travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Cabrits National Park vacation.
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TripAdvisor
  • The fort has a scenic view of the sea to the west and the land scape to the east . The atmosphere is one of a kind. The old vintage look and feel brings you back to the colonial days. At the entrance ...  more »
  • Probably never come here, but would be our host (Beau Rive hotel) it's recommended to us. And he was right! The restored section is nice, but the crumbling ruins, which repeats the jungle are much more exciting! We were there quite alone and it was lovely! Only drawback: the card is good for little...
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  • We were viewing this site as a wedding venue but were pleasantly surprised to be able to learn about the fort's historical past in the form of boards around the buildings. Between all the buildings, t...  more »
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  • It is a wonderful place if your there for a wedding reception as I was. Wonderful to be with others so if you plan on going there don't go alone.
  • An interesting piece of history on Dominica. Not the highlight of my trip but if you enjoy old buildings and cannons more than the beach and water then this would be a good stop. Otherwise, it would probably be OK to skip this attraction.
  • This is the birth place of descendants. It does help it is also a wonderful place to visit.
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  • Lovely Dominica