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Brimstone Hill Fortress

Brimstone Hill Fortress © Ukexpat
Brimstone Hill Fortress © Ukexpat

Nicknamed the 'Gibraltar of the West Indies', the striking Brimstone Hill Fortress sits atop an 800-foot (244m) rise and is protected by 49 guns and immense walls. Built largely by African slaves, it took nearly ten decades to complete since construction first began in 1690. The scale and grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is representative of the historic importance of Saint Kitts during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, the complex affords incredible views from its commanding position and houses a small museum.

Address: Basseterre

Website: www.brimstonehillfortress.org