Fort Shirley, Dominica
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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... read more »
Magnifique fort rénové et très bien entretenu. Belle vue sur la baie de Portsmouth. Profitez de faire une des ballades proposées autour du fort. Cela en vaut la peine. Plusieurs panneaux explicatifs s... read more »Beautiful fort renovated and very well maintained. Nice view of the Bay of Portsmouth. Enjoy making one of the ballads proposed around the fort. It was worth it. Several panels on the history of Dominica. Possibility to dine at the entrance of the fort (snack) and small museum also. Nice.show original
The fort itself is pretty cool, but the views of the surrounding area are awesome. You can walk around the fort and experience an important part of Dominican history and take in some great views of th... read more »
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.
J b Law
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