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Fort Shirley, Dominica

#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 Toucari trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • It's a bit of a steep hike but the fort up top is nicely restored with several signs for a self-guided tour. There are some beautiful trees on site as well. The view from the fort of the harbor...  more »
  • There is a concreted walk way for most of the walk up to Fort Shirley, which is quite steep in places, so take your time making it to the fort. Some interesting artefacts, but its the views you walk.....  more »
  • Very pretty, hence the dinner was right at sunset and our unwanted guest of bats inside was ruining our evening. Cabrits park historian continued to speak like it was a normal experience. Not!
  • A Great historical site that dates back to the days of Christopher Columbus. Well taken care of and just a great place to visit. Cost per day entry is $5 U.S. per person or $12 for a weeks pass which gets you into all the other National Parks including the famous Trafalgar Falls.
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