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Brimstone Hill Fortress

Brimstone Hill Fortress

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is one of the best preserved historical military fortifications in the Americas, designed by the British and built by slaves.

It originates from the 17th and 18th centuries. The fortress is located on the island of St. Kitts.

Map of Brimstone Hill Fortress


  • Cultural

Community Reviews

Emilia Bautista King U.S.A. - 18-Feb-06

My husband and I chose St. Kitts as our honeymoon destination because of its Caribbean location and because it had a World Heritage Site. Brimstone Hill was impressive and provided us with a spectacular view of the island! Ben is right - the island is not so touristy but I think tourism is gaining momentum, so hurry and visit!

Ben Pastore USA - 07-Jun-05

My visit to Brimstone was no more than 15 minutes, but this imposing fortress took me back in time and I half-expected to see a ship bearing the Jolly Roger approaching the shores below. The fortress, perched atop a magnificently defensible hill, offers unmatched panoramic views of the verdant slopes of this small yet authentic island that didn't appear to have sold its soul to tourism just yet. I highly recommend renting a scooter and circling the island which is a feasable one day excursion


Hi there i live pretty close to the Brimstone Hill Fortress and up unitl today i am still marvelled by it's massive structure and size. It is a well maintained Historical site, very peaceful quite and serene. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN THERE YOUR MISSING IT!

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Site Info

Full name: Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

Unesco ID: 910

Inscribed: 1999

Type: Cultural

Criteria: 3   4  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 1999 - Inscribed 


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  • Built in the 17th century: "Cannon were first mounted on Brimstone Hill in 1689 during the Nine Years' War, ....when the French used them to capture the English Fort Charles. The English, .....used the same tactic to recapture the fort a year later. From then on, the English used the hill as a fortress, mounting 24-pound cannon, taking advantage of its 972 foot height" (Wiki)


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