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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Cape Coast, Ghana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cape Coast castle is an impressively situated fort in the old capital of Ghana. The tour, by a very knowledgeable and thoughtful guide contrasted the claustrophobic, dark slave dungeons with the British governor's airy quarters. Rows of cannon can be seen on the walls and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adam D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a number of Forts/castles on the West African coast and some in Ghana, including Elmina, there is a Fort at Cape Coast half an hour away. This was built by the Dutch/British and is a larger fort. In 2009 Barack and Michelle Obama...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kapsb10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cape Coast Castle has a shameful place in history. Touring the grounds was emotional and draining, but a must-do for anyone visiting Ghana. We took a day trip from the African Regent Hotel in Accra. We had a guided tour and the tour guide was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lauraintenley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to say about this place... everyone needs to go here to hear the stories firsthand. To hear about how African were taken from there homeland using this "dungeon" (not a castle) to aid in the process. Get yourself a guided tour here. Bring...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, I recommend. I forgot water and I couldn't buy water, only souvenirs. They plan reconstruction next year

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martin K
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is well worth a visit, the guide who took the tour was very informative, also there are lovely views from inside of the castle out to sea and along the beach, it is pretty dark in the cells so you need to let your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mollie4
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Africa will show us many harrowing areas of the trans Atlantic slave trade. Cape Coast is such a place. It was so harrowing to hear the stories and see that the Door of no Return would separate families for ever....it touched me so much This...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank debsmillen66
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Cape Coast Castle is well worth a visit, though be prepared for a stark reminder of the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade - thousands of black Africans forcible removed from their homeland to serve as slaves in the Americas. The Castle is a firm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KeithGR
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Ghana is the land of the European forts and castles, as there are more of these trans-atlantic chattel slavery and colonial edifices in Ghana than any other African country by a country mile. There are several forts built to protect Europeans and their wares all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank doku342
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Never have a quoted another reviewer. However, I could not find better words..."One can actually feel the anguish, fear and humiliation slave men and women must have felt in the dark slave dungeons. The slaves did not know any crime they must have committed to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Osariemen E
3 August 2018|
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Response from MinnaA206 | Reviewed this property |
40-50 gch per adult
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Abdul S
21 May 2018|
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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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