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Port Royal, Kingston

(4.3/5 based on 260+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • We spent some time in Port Royal to pass some time...it was fun. We had a couple of drinks and hung out for a while. Our group really enjoyed it.  more »
  • At first, we thought this might not be worth the effort to see when we were in Kingston. But, we are glad we did. It is interesting to learn about the history of the fort and this part of Kingston but...  more »
  • Went to a Gloria's with a friend for a meal. We both had the steamed fish with bammie and it was delicious as usual! Restaurant is rustic. Good place for an evening meal.  more »
Google
  • 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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