Fort Frederick, St. George's

4.1
#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Grenada
Reward yourself with spectacular panoramic views from a landmark steeped in history at Fort Frederick, a pleasant addition to any St George itinerary. Built in 1779 by French invaders, who won the island by catching the British unprepared with an inland (instead of naval) attack. The fortification became known as “the backward facing fort,” due to its cannon’s position facing toward the island in an attempt to prevent future copycat attacks. As you wander around this crumbling military relic, you will be greeted at every turn with striking views of the coastline and the glittering horizon of the Caribbean Sea. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fort Frederick and many more St. George's attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's St. George's trip generator.
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  • July 29, 2017
    The fort itself is nothing really that special. Some interesting history for sure, but not overly spectacular to look at. The views from the battlements are most definitely spectacular though. It's cl...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    We did this as part of the half day sampler and it is nice to see how the island was defended way back in the day. But this really takes less than 10 minutes not the 45 they have you stay.  more »
  • May 30, 2017
    There are 2 forts beside each other Frederick and Matthew. Lawrence Griffith was our tour guide and he had a lot of knowledge about the fort and he was quite engaging. The fort is still used for water...  more »
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  • February 28, 2017
    Great view of St.George and an interesting artifact in Grenadian history
  • April 12, 2017
    Beautiful 360 degree historic view
  • January 30, 2017
    Love the view from the fort
  • December 3, 2015
    Beautiful view into St. George's and very peaceful
  • February 19, 2017
    Go here for the view

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