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As ruins go this one well and truly counts a complete-ruin. Virtually nothing left which is a tad... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Missed opportunity

Came here while following the Nevis heritage trail map. Interesting but a shame it's gone to wreck... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
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2 weeks ago
17 Jan 2017
“Missed opportunity ”
The ruins of the once mighty British military stronghold.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As ruins go this one well and truly counts a complete-ruin. Virtually nothing left which is a tad disappointing. Access is also a bit bizarre i.e. almost like driving thru a disused industrial complex. That said, once inside the 'fort' the views back into town/out...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DinFrance
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Came here while following the Nevis heritage trail map. Interesting but a shame it's gone to wreck and ruin! Could be a good little stop while visiting if cleaned up and cut back. Nice cannons and view across the bay to Charlestown.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank diveninja21
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

There is not much of anything here. Pretty much just a roadside sign and very little under kept ruins.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank LRB088
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This took some finding as there were no signposts from Charlestown. Don't be put off by the derelict housing estate at the end of the track - the fort ruins are just behind it right on the water's edge. A few walls and some cannon...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank John W
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The fort is quite tricky to find, but once you see the blue heritage signs just follow these to the edge of the coast. Very disappointing to see the area so run down, overgrown and with derelict buildings. If you wonder around you will see...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank luv2holidayinthesun
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We only came here as our excellent guide Ahmed (869 667 2169) brought us here as he was born on the island. There is not much to see except the ruins with a little effort could be improved. However the views were spectacular and you...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Mrs_MChook
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This small fort played in integral part in history of not only Nevis, but in the eventual development of the British empire in the Caribbean. However a severe lack of money and resources, means that the ocean is eating away at parts of the grounds...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Footsac
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We were forted out and viewed out. I would have spent more time hiking. Each island has if old forts. Seen one you seen them all .

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank fbabbey2
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Fort Charles in Nevis (confusingly there is also a Fort Charles in St. Kitts), is the ruins of a colonial fort that was built on the top of a rocky point at the south end of Gallows Bay, south of the Charlestown, the capital of...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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