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Port Royal, Kingston

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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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  • Visit this wonderful heritage site that is under threat. Visited the forts, old naval hospital and other areas. Wonder tour given by the guide. The group relived a little bitof history at the museum a...  more »
  • Had dinner at gloria's for the first time...and I didn't regret a moment of it...money well spent....I had the curry fish with bammy...my pardner and friends had fry fish....the plates were very prese...  more »
  • Port Royal is home of Fort Charles, Gloria's Seafood Restaurant, and other sites, but perhaps it is most famous for the Giddy House. My Jamaican friends told me many stories about the Giddy House, mos...  more »
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  • Nice fort and surrounding area. Good for a family trip.
  • A great historical site for those who love the Napoleonic/Colonial times.I'd recommend taking a family for a half day trips to enjoy the sights and seeing the old structures where the British fought!
  • Spent an entire afternoon here !! So much history !! Had a guided tour by a lovely gal, cold drinks in the old jail, then wandered the entire place again for photos !! A " must see" when anywhere near !!
  • I like this place!!! The great pirates city !
  • I when there twice when is was a child. I still want to go there now. The Giddy house is a must see