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Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast, Ghana
+233 24 474 1678
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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave trade” (79 reviews)
“tour guide” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Cape Coast, Ghana
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+233 24 474 1678
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"slave trade"
in 79 reviews
"tour guide"
in 37 reviews
"heart wrenching"
in 8 reviews
"dark history"
in 6 reviews
"must visit place"
in 5 reviews
"emotional experience"
in 7 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 15 reviews
"their lives"
in 4 reviews
"history lesson"
in 5 reviews
"human being"
in 4 reviews
"eye opening"
in 6 reviews
"tour takes"
in 4 reviews
"world history"
in 5 reviews
"sad history"
in 5 reviews
"fishing village"
in 5 reviews
"take pictures"
in 7 reviews
"great guide"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A view of mans inhumanity to each other and our ability to survive. Well displayed and narrated. You will see the heartache and the suffering that took place as well as the determination of a beautiful people who suffered unspeakable trials.

Thank FatherOfEight
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I have seen this Castle on documentaries numerous times nothing was like the experience of walking in the same space as my ancestors. The structure is in very good condition so you are able to see this place as it was. Going into the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to here will definitely make you sad and you probably would not be in any mood to do anything on that day. Make sure to join a guided tour.

Thank Angad S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reclaiming African History: Cape Coast Castle, a Slave Fort in Ghana 🇬🇭 African Heritage The Cape Coast Castle is one of the 30 slave forts of Ghana... A very awakening experience

Thank MissFrequentFlyer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cape Coast Castle is a beautiful white painted 18th century construction on a rocky promontory on the coast. Below the ramparts, fishermen go about their trade as they have done for centuries. There are also lovely views along the coast to Elmina, and down onto...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guides are very well informed and know their history very well. Theres a lot to learn about the history of Ghana over a period of period of 60 - 90 minutes

Thank Michael O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slaves were packed on the ground floor of this castle before being shipped to the Americas. For 40Cedis you get a tour guide as a group to tell the sad gruelling history of this place. The upper floors were for the officers. The previous church...More

Thank Madhumbe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place really worth a visit if you are in Ghana, since it drives you into the past and tells about humanity old dark times. You cannot skip from a guided tour of the castle, since this is the only way to enjoy as much...More

Thank Nicolangelo M
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is a must visit when visiting Ghana. This is a massive fortress of immense horror that must be visited to assure that nothing like this will recur. Take a guided tour to understand how this castle of horrors functioned. If you need to wait...More

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I ventured up from Accra as a solo traveller for the sole purpose of seeing this Castle. Easy access into the castle after paying a small fee. Museum available for viewing while waiting for the next tour to start, or venturing around the courtyard area....More

Thank Brittany M
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Sheena G
18 April 2018|
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Response from Dave_Cowley_Road | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sheena, yes I agree with Andrea, booking is not necessary, tour is included in the admission ticket price and this is not expensive. I think there are tours every half hour and they are good. The guides know their stuff
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alewis03
12 March 2018|
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Response from 233nickb | Reviewed this property |
I believe that every human - whatever colour or creed - should visit this site and/or sites like it, to understand the human condition - it's capacity to exploit, to hate, to consider self interest above all else - and to... More
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Kukua A
20 February 2017|
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Response from Prince O | Reviewed this property |
The castle comes in the male and female dungeons, courtyard, door of no return, condemn cell, residences, Church, palaver hall etc. The tour takes you through all of these places and more in a little over an hour. Great... More
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