Sitting atop Bennet's Hill, overlooking the city of Nassau, the hulking Fort Fincastle regally rests. The fort, though rather simple in appearance, is still impressive due to its huge brick walls with canons peeking out over the top.
Built in 1793 by Lord Dunmore, the governor of the island at the time, this 38.5 m (126 ft) tall fort was constructed to offer protection over the island. Today, you can climb to the top of the fort to explore the cannons and three rooms that are dug beneath the lookout. While the fort makes for a neat viewing opportunity, it is truly a must-see because of the spectacular panoramic views of the ocean it offers from the top.
Review by KAREN K, November 2012
The driver was very nice, although our pickup was much later than we had expected. We were disapointed that there wasn't more to see - we mostly drove up and down streets. I was expecting a bit more history than we got with the visit to the fort. Perhaps there isn't alot of history? This trip wasn't worth the money -- I think that the advertisement for it made the tour sound more interesting than it turned out to be.
Review by Whitney M, September 2012
Not that good. The only thing we got out to see was fort Charlotte.
Review by Janet S, August 2012
The tour was almost unbearable because the air conditioner on the tour bus was not working. Opening the small windows at the top did not help. They said that there was not another bus availabe to replace it. I believe that they should have substituted two vans for the bus, due to the extreme heat.
Fort Fincastle is located in the northern part of central Nassau, and is easy to locate.