Fort Charlotte, Kingstown

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Gain an insight into Kingstown's history with a visit to Fort Charlotte. Unusually, this standard Napoleonic-era fort features gun turrets pointing inward to the island itself--indeed, the British army wasn't concerned with a European naval invasion, but rather the Black Caribs. The oppressed descendents of the island's indigenous cultures and shipwrecked slave escapees had caused havoc on the island when allied with French invading forces late in the 18th century. Ironically, the fort itself was built using slave labor in 1806. Take a guided tour to illuminate your visit with stories of this troubled period. Bring a camera to capture the views of Kingstown's port and waterfront from the hilltop citadel. Put Fort Charlotte into our Kingstown trip itinerary site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kingstown.
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  • Beautiful views and very interesting heritage. I recommend especially for history enthusiasts. My young family enjoyed walking around . Please be carful as very windy and not always safe for young chi...  more »
  • very winding narrow road on the way to the fort.Steep walk ot the entrance.Could use some maintenance.No entrance fee.  more »
  • An interesting small fort with great views about 600 feet above sea level. And I believe the only fort I've seen in the Carribean open to sea attack. It was built to defend against attack from the Fre...  more »
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  • It very beautiful place and has a lot of history and good for taking pictures because its overlooking lower Bay Street and ottley hall please if you decided to go to Fort charlotte please go and look at the pictures and I hope your visit was as lovely as mine
  • Who doesn't want to see what it would be like to fire a canon or overlook a bay from far above sea level. Ft. Charlotte has its place in history with the stories and visual aides available for exploration. It's definitely worth a visit and if you can, secure a tour guide who is knowledgeable of this awesome landmark and the country's history.
  • The views are amazing especially at sunset, I wish I could of keep this permanently...😍😍
  • Great place to visit with friends for a quiet evening. Or to see the history that comes with area.
  • Very historical good tour guide

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Where to stay in Kingstown

Bay Street--the closest street to the water--serves as the most popular place to stay in Kingstown largely thanks to its proximity to the beach. If you don't want to stay at one of the mid-range hotels or guesthouses there, go north to Leeward Highway, where you can choose from a handful of private vacation rentals. There, you'll also enjoy proximity to the botanical gardens.
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