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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. Plan to see Fort Charlotte and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kingstown trip generator.
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  • Visited fort Charlotte on the spur of the moment. So glad we did. Very knowledgable guide who only get paid in tips. Help and explained from the photos on the walls to to the past use of the fort over...  more »
  • Must see site whilst visiting this island. It is a lovely view, wonderful location and words can do justice. 
  • Guide very informative welcome cool breeze up there cold drinks for sale and toilets. You have a view of the other grenadine islands 
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  • A great view overlooking Kingstown, bay, the port, and also sunset over the Caribbean Sea. I can also see Bequia Island clearly here. One small history room is also here briefing the history of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines I jogged from Bay Street up to here for around 20 minutes. The distance is also good for walking. If you walk or jog, get prepared dogs might bark heavily on you along the road.
  • Always love visiting here when I come home. Great to take beautiful panoramic sunset shots.
  • Lovely view of Kingstown,Campden park,and ottley Hall ship yard
  • One of the most humbling and amazingly gorgeous places I have ever been too. The people and the culture are some of the most humbling I've ever experienced. Definitely a must see.
  • If you appreciate history or anything beautiful for that matter, you should definitely make it your business to make it up this Fort. Panoramic view of Kingstown, and as far leeward as Questelles.