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Fort Shirley, Dominica

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Dominica
One of Dominica's most important historical sites, Fort Shirley invites you to step back in time and relive the island's turbulent history. Erected during the French and Indian War, the fort has endured its fair share of turmoil, and has changed owners many times. Walk around the grounds to find old rusted cannons, restored cannons looking over the bay, restored walls, and an old tap. Follow up with a visit to one of the many trails located just behind the fort. Find old ruins including the house of one of the old commanders of the fort. Plan my Dominica trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • During The 1700 century, the British built a very large facility between Prince Rupert Bay to the south and Douglas Bay to the north, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The Cannons up at the fort have been refurbished and set in the places where they probably stood before. The reNovation has meant that there is now also a pub, inside one of the fort's buildings. The Buildings outside the fort itself, however, have lapsed and the jungle has penetrated the old garnisionens buildings, which were scattered in a larger area. The Fort is well worth a visit!
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  • A visit of the Fort and hikes in the ruins of the Cabrits to do absolutely. A very nice circuit on the right before arriving at the Fort itself: East cabrits trail. A magical moment in the evening at sunset or in the morning at the sunrise...
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  • Really well restored fortress, which was quite a positive surprise. Also very nice hikes in the national park around.
  • Well restored. Great hiking. Snack bar with pleasant staff.
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