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Fort George, St. George's
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Head uphill to Fort George, a historical citadel overlooking the island nation's capital. Built by the French between 1705 and 1710, the fort has had a role in regional and domestic conflicts, including the Seven Years' War and the Grenadian Revolution. Today, the fort still shows damage caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, though the early 18th-century masonry left standing remains impressive and worth the trip. Another incentive: the panoramic views from the top of the volcanic hill. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort George by using our St. George's travel itinerary maker.
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The hike is around 15 minutes and is a quick one. You can view the old fort and a view of the ocean, the harbour and everywhere else in sight. There is a fee to get into the place though.
It was midday and very hot when we made our short climb to the fort. Our taxi was able to take us most of the way up the hill, leaving only a few yards to go, still huffing and puffing from the steepn... read more »
The place where revolutionary and charismatic leader Maurice Bishop was executed amoung his other Cabinet Colleagues .on 19th October 1983.
Great views of the island! I don't know if there are tours or anything, but we just wandered around and read a bit from Wikipedia. The fort itself isn't super impressive, but the views of grand anse and downtown are spectacular.
This fort will always be the best fort. I'm only a few years old 13 but it's the best!!(#COOL FORT!!)
History is preserved while providing a quiet setting for ocean gazing.
Still active as a police station, this historical site offers spectacular views and is historically significant. Stop by and journey into our past when the fort protected this natural harbour that served as the hub for our spice trade.
Local guides are proud of their history. Great views of the Harbour. More restoration work is needed.
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