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Fort King George

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Address: 84 Fort Street, Scarborough, Tobago
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+1 868-639-3970
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Visited as part of a cruise ship excursion. Fascinating fort with incredible views over Scarborough. The old barracks now a museum was a fascinating insight into Tobago culture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited as part of a cruise ship excursion. Fascinating fort with incredible views over Scarborough. The old barracks now a museum was a fascinating insight into Tobago culture.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fort King George is in an amazing position on top of the hill overlooking Scarborough and the Lowlands. Check out the map and follow the signs as it is easy to miss the little side road off the main road. It has recently been completely renovated and is the best preserved colonial fort in Tobago. Like most forts in Tobago... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The British were not the first settlers in this part of the Western Caribbean, but they were certainly the most persistent and successful, eventually succeeding in not only driving out the French but also introducing sugar cane and other agricultural products, albeit with the help of slaves. Fort King George offers not only stunning coastal, port and city views but... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tobago was our first port of call on a wonderful two week cruise around the Caribbean aboard Fred Olsen's ship Braemar. We opted to walk up the hill from the cruise terminal which did not endear ourselves to the local taxi drivers! It is a stiff hike uphill and being sunny we needed the water we had brought along with... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun little mid day escape! Great history and amazing views. Definitely a must do while on Tobago!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked how this fort seemed to blend in with the neighboring community. Local chickens were sharing their space with us and the although some of the space was filled with merchants hawking their wares to tourist, it is much nicer than have dead space. These things made to fort seem alive rather than just a decaying memory. Off course,... More 

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Thank AbleDanger
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every visitor to Tobago should visit this Fort, if not for the museum then for the scenic lookout. On a good day this offers the best view of Scarborough.

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Thank Moses K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The highlight of the trip to Fort King George are the views across Port of Spain. The museum is just a couple models with many of the information sheets worn away or unreadable. Definitely worth a visit for the panoramic photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Definitely worth the trip up the hill because of the awesome view! The ground area is well maintained and open 24 hours. The 2 museums (history and art) are only open during business hours. There are several canyons displayed, gun powder storage room, holding cells and an underground well system can be seen.

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Amazing view of the island. Very calm, quiet and serene. family freindly and appropirate for weddings or any outdoor activities. breathtaking view during the day and awesome for stargazing during the night. Nice and peaceful.

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