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Magnificent views of the Portsmouth Area

There is a concreted walk way for most of the walk up to Fort Shirley, which is quite steep in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milton Keynes, England
Historical site in a beautiful location

Fort Shirley is part of the Cabrits National Park in the north of Dominica near Portsmouth. It was... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Montreal, Canada
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This English colonial fort is among the ruins found at the Cabrits Historical and Marine Park, which preserves remnants of the islands tumultuous history.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 uphill for - they are lovely.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Retromobile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing, just beautiful. Went to celebrate a birthday, and must say I will return. The view over the ocean is simple breath taking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank abandonedexplorer
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Fort Shirley is part of the Cabrits National Park in the north of Dominica near Portsmouth. It was the most important historic site we visited on this island. The Officer’s Quarters seems to also serve for receptions. I particularly likes the paintings on the second...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JLC-mtl2015
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the only 4 well preserved British colonial fort in the Caribbean and it is situated in a very nice national park surrounded by nice hikes. The fort is well restored with very good views. A good frisky walk and a good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Fort Shirley was wonderful! It seemed like just about the only place on the island that didn't show the ravages of the hurricane. The trees were immense. The views were spectacular. You have to climb up a bit of a hill to get up to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Cheda M
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The site has been well restored and is well interpreted. Excellent exhibits in a great setting with good context re geographic defensive position

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I visit fort shirly every time i go to dominica. I love this place. It has an awsome view. The ruins and the history are very interesting.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank dawnabelle
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We hiked up to the fort and walked down a little traveled path. Our guide, Klem gave us the history and detail of the fort.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ROSE M
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The staff were friendly and the food well prepared. The fort has been restored and the area provides some excellent views and trail walks.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MJ P
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great scenery and so relaxing and refreshing.. there is a small 10 minute walk you have to take if you don't have a vehicle but its worth it!

Date of experience: August 2016
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