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Accra, Ghana14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Osu Castle provided a perfect blend of history, culture, and beautiful scenery, making it a highlight of our trip to Ghana. We highly recommend this visit to anyone interested in exploring Ghana’s rich heritage.
Written 10 July 2024
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Cindy O
Colorado Springs, CO98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This castle is a must see if staying in Accra. It was both an old slave trading post, and a more recent seat of government. The tour guide was quite knowledgable and fun. You'll learn the slave trade history, see some rooms from more recent government stays and they room where the Queen of England stayed.

The challenging part was finding your way in. As it still houses government workers, there are gates & checkpoints to pass through and it's not very obvious where to enter, park or go for visitor entry. We had a taxi driver who knew the way, but without that it would be tricky with little signage.
Written 14 June 2024
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lozhinton
Perth and Kinross, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Really enjoyed visiting this castle. The tour guide was really interesting and the history of the castle is grim but fascinating.
Written 30 April 2022
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Amy
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
I’m so glad I visited Osu Castle. The guide was brilliant and gave such an impactful, informative tour of the castle spanning so much history. You can see the awful history of the trade of enslaved people as well as recent history such as where modern presidents of Ghana lived and worked. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave poignant descriptions of all the places we saw.

If you go just make sure to walk past the government building still in use to get to the castle. Everyone was helpful in pointing me in the right direction but it was confusing and a little intimidating to walk up to a big closed gate with guards.

I’m giving 4 stars because it was kind of hard to leave if you don’t have a car with no taxi rank or Uber drivers wanting to come that far. Took me about 45 minutes and walking further up to main roads before I could get an Uber back to the city centre.
Written 18 April 2022
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Rob Nesbit
Warsaw, Poland4,062 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Got here good and early, no one else around just us, so had the whole place to ourselves, the tour guide from the Castle brought us around the grounds and showed us the many rooms of the Castle, and also brought us down below where they used to keep slaves.
He told us a lot about the history of the castle, of slavery, and the subsequent uses of the castle.....was very interesting and the guide was kind enough to go above and beyond in showing us things that perhaps on another day might be off to the public.
Very informative.
Spent over an hour here, and the castle is definitely worth visiting, if only to get an idea of the horrors of the slave trade.....
Written 28 December 2021
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Cdkempcfii
El Cerrito, CA56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Also known as Christianborg Castle, Osu castle was a fascinating place to visit. We learned so much about this place and its history from our tour guide. We learned tat the Danes originally built it, but then it was occupied by many other entities after that. The Portuguese, Dutch, British, and local rulers have occupied it over the years, all of which were active in the slave trade. The dungeon where the slaves were held captive was absolutely horrifying. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. The beautiful garden we strolled through after the dungeon was calming though...
A must visit place in Accra.
Written 14 March 2020
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Seun
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A castle with a mixed history of both African slave trade by the Europeans, as well as Ghanaians' leadership/government's seat of power.
A castle of dungeons for black slaves, a gate of 'no return' for slaves, a chapel for white slavers to worship, diplomatic rooms, and presidential offices all rolled into one.
A nice place to visit for black history.
Written 5 March 2020
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Josh M
26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
An interesting trip lead by a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
You have to walk through government run area and sign in and out. Just be careful not to take any pictures in that section.
I preferred my trip to ussher fort but this was still interesting and sad.
It cost 40 cedi and the tour lasts approximately an hour.
There's a nice park next door built by the British once they'd run out the locals :( nice park to relax in and good for bird spotting.
Written 20 February 2020
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Midnightrose44
Saskatoon, Canada68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Really good tour. Lots of history about the horrors of the Slave Trade and the history of the Castle up to present day.
Written 30 January 2020
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mikael.bjerrum
Copenhagen, Denmark650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Osu Castle - or Fort Christiansborg - is a must-see when in Accra. There seems to be some confusion on whether it is open to the public or not. It is, so go there when you can. It is a bit confusing when you arrive because the part before you come to the old castle is government territory and you are not allowed to take photos there. You register and pay 40 GHS per person and then you get a guide for app. 45 minutes. The castle was central to the slave trade for Denmark during 200 years. It was built in 1661 and was eventuelly sold to the British mid-1800. Like Elimna Castle at Cape Coast it is central to visit in order to get an understanding of the terrible conditions for the slaves kept here before the transport across the Atlantic to the sugar plantations at the Virgin Islands.
Written 30 January 2020
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