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Fort Shirley, Dominica

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#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Dominica
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. Plan my Cabrits National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • We hiked up to the fort and walked down a little traveled path. Our guide, Klem gave us the history and detail of the fort.  more »
  • The staff were friendly and the food well prepared. The fort has been restored and the area provides some excellent views and trail walks.  more »
  • Great scenery and so relaxing and refreshing.. there is a small 10 minute walk you have to take if you don't have a vehicle but its worth it!  more »
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  • Marvelous panoramic view of the Portsmouth bay below. Simply beautiful
  • 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.
  • Love the place, its filled with rich history, very peaceful, has a great views, great to explore
  • 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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