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Port Royal, Kingston
(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Explore the port that was once home to privateers and pirates from around the world at Port Royal. In colonial times, the port was used by English and Dutch privateers who were employed by their home countries to challenge the Spanish Empire. These privateers later turned to piracy after letters of marque stopped being issued. Today you can explore the port and old forts of the town, go fishing off the pier, and enter the slanted Giddy House--an amunitions bunker that's tilted after an earthquake in 1907. Plan to visit Port Royal and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kingston attractions using our Kingston trip generator.
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  • Close to Kingston's Airport. A nice town with interesting history. You'll be able to enjoy a nice village with typical fish restaurants, will be able to see the fishermen bring in the catch of the day...  more »
  • It is not really a place for kids, I think the most interesting is the history of the Fort that remains as the shape of the island with the time change does not give an idea of as it may have been. Some canyons and walls remain a museum pequenitito.
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  • We visited Port Royal and the tour guides took us through everthing. It was quite a hot day and because you are outside most of the time, make sure you have sunglasses and sunscreen. I enjoyed it alth...  more »
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  • I when there twice when is was a child. I still want to go there now. The Giddy house is a must see
  • And that day will be remembered as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow! Ahoy.
  • Port Royal is my home town,I love it going back to live,with my family.
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