Brimstone Hill Fortress (St. Kitts)
- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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This "Gibraltar of the West Indies" should be included on one day's itinerary for its photo ops. If you climb to its top slopes on a clear day, you could see up to six other islands in the distance. Or you could tour the fort's interior, stroll the grounds and snap images of nearby towns in the distance or the vibrant hues of the Caribbean Sea. If history is more your forte than photography, then you should note that Brimstone Hill Fortress is one of the best preserved forts of the Americas. It was designated a national park in 1985 and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
According to recent guests, Brimstone Hill Fortress is worth more than just a stop on an island tour. If you have the time you should devote at least two hours to walking its grounds. The fortress, which is located in northwestern St. Kitts, is open every day, save Christmas Day and Good Friday. Prices are minimal, but vary. Visit the fort's website to further plan your trip.