Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Tours

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Set atop an 800-foot hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Brimstone Hill Fortress is arguably one of the most fascinating sights on St Kitts. The fortress itself was designed by the British and built by African slaves, who finished the project in 1790 after 100 years of construction. Powerful cannons were brought up the hillside to defend against outward attack, but that still didn’t stop the fortress from falling after a month-long siege by the French. Today Brimstone Hills is a UNESCO World Heritage site with sweeping views of the island, from the tropical shoreline on Sandy Point to offshore islands that are still ruled by the English, the French, and the Dutch. Amazing for not only the engineering that went into building the fortress, but also the way that it’s been preserved after centuries of toil and wear, Brimstone Hill Fortress is a must-visit sight for any traveler to St. Kitts.

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The parking area for tour buses and cars requires driving a steep hill that doesn’t have guardrails—so be sure to use caution when driving. While the view is still excellent from the main fortress level, visitors need to climb 30 steps to reach the top of the fortress. The video portion of the visit is optional if you’d prefer to just wander the fort.
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Address: Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, Sandy Point Town, St. Kitts, St Kitts and Nevis
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Hours: 9:30am-5:30pm daily. Closed on Good Friday and Christmas.
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Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children
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Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Admission Ticket

No visit to St. Kitts is complete without a visit to Brimstone Hill, the Gibraltar of the West Indies. From the Fortress you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic vistas of forested mountains, cultivated fields, the historical town of Sandy Point and neighboring Dutch, French and English islands across the Caribbean Sea. Inscribed by UNESCO in 1999 as a World Heritage Site, Brimstone Hill Fortress is a site of "outstanding universal value" due to its historical, cultural and architectural significance and a monument to the ingenuity of the British Military engineers who designed and supervised its construction, and to the skill, strength and endurance of the enslaved Africans who built and maintained it. Visit the Orientation Centre and watch an informative video of the history and legacy of the Fortress, then visit the Fort George Citadel and its museum rooms to read and absorb the captivating history. Visit the Gift Shop where you can purchase local craft and historical items.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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Full Island Panoramic Tour of St Kitts

Get a comprehensive view of St. Kitts' highlights and landmarks on this round-island tour. Follow your guide to points of interest such as the Wingfield Plantation, Bloody Point, the National Museum, and Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor, among many more. All entrance fees, one complimentary drink, and round-trip transportation from your hotel included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$55.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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St Kitts Island Tour

Discover the wealth of fascinating sights on Saint Kitts during this 3.5-hour excursion covering history, shopping and a chance to explore the island’s incredible scenery. Enjoy some retail therapy during a stop in Basseterre, the island’s capital city, then head to Romney Manor, the home of the island’s Caribelle Batik plantation. You’ll also check out the picturesque Brimstone Hill fortress and have time to admire the towering Mt. Liamuiga, a 3,792-foot (1,156m) extinct volcano. Your St. Kitts excursion also includes a guide and round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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St Kitts Sightseeing Tour to Brimstone Hill Fortress with Beach Visit

Delve into the culture and history of St Kitts on this 3.5-hour sightseeing tour with a local guide. Travel through Basseterre, then continue through charming hamlets like Challengers Village and Boyd's Village on the island's main road. Learn about the Carib Indians, the island's original inhabitants, during visits to Bloody River and Bloody Point. Admire the imposing Brimstone Hill Fortress, then spend time relaxing in the sand and surf of Cockleshell Beach or South Friar's Beach. Round-trip transportation from St Kitts hotels or the port is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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St Kitts Volcano Hiking and Sightseeing Excursion

Hike up the crater of Mount Liamuiga during this 6-hour sightseeing and hiking excursion in St Kitts. With your expert adventure guide, travel out of the bustling town of Basseterre to northernmost parish of St Paul. Trek for 2.5 hours through the cloud forest, learning about the island's flora and fauna along the way through your guide's informative commentary. At the top of the 3792-foot (1152-meter) volcano, get breathtaking views of the island, the volcano's crater and the surrounding turquoise sea. Enjoy a picnic lunch while perched on the crater of the volcano before returning to Basseterre.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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St Kitts 360 Island Sightseeing Tour

Get a comprehensive overview of St Kitts during this island sightseeing tour with a local guide. Over the course of 5 hours, see British and French colonial architecture, the historic former slave market and the Cenotaph, a memorial to the soldiers who served in both World Wars. Walk on trails through the lush island rainforest while learning about the local flora and fauna. Visit the Caribelle Batik facility to see the ancient handicraft practiced, then relax on South Friar's or Cockleshell beach.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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