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Fort Shirley, Dominica

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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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  • This fort just outside of Portsmouth offers great photo ops and views of the town and Prince Rupert Bay. Its an easy hike.  more »
  • The Fort has been nicely restored and the grounds well maintained with good signage to explain the history. Lovely views over Portsmouth Bay and towards Guadeloupe. Walking required but not strenuous....  more »
  • Very well maintained with natural materials. Overlooks the Bay of portsmouth offers a magnificent view of the island and the Caribbean Sea. Very quiet and relaxing natural space. To do if you're in the neighborhood.
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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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