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Address: Main Road, Axim, Ghana

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Relic of the past disturbed

Needed to be remodeled and fenced to attract the necessary tourist visits and attention. The location close to the Sea is fantastic. I did not get the history behind the building... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Abdulai S
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Needed to be remodeled and fenced to attract the necessary tourist visits and attention. The location close to the Sea is fantastic. I did not get the history behind the building whilst there apart form the terse inscription o the frontage.

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Thank Abdulai S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The Fort has been recently renovated in 2012. It has a museum with good information and exhibits. I took the guided tour which was very informative and cost about 10USD. It is easily accessible in the fishing village of Axim and has beautiful views out into the fishing bay. A must do if you are in the area.

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Thank Carl H
Portapique
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Guide was pretty casual and asking for financial support. The tour could be so much more and presented more enthusiastically. The displays were interesting. Learning trip to Elmina (St. George's) might help as their guides are much better.

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Thank 301J
Accra, Ghana
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Tour guide seemed in a hurry or not interested probably because it was just me and my husband. He seemed quite knowledgeable though

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Thank Bernice N
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We had to search around and wait for someone to open the fort but then our guide was great. Similar to the Cape coast castles. If you're in axim, you must see this castle

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Thank Andrew D
Potomac, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

People in Ghana are very friendly; weather is warm; very interesting Western African country; very interesting history

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Thank AgnesD045
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

The Fort which is supposed to be the biggest fort in Ghana seems to be the most abandoned fort in Ghana. The guide to the place wasn't nice as he sounded rude on reception. There was no receipt for monies paid and this will obviously make it difficult for the Tourist Board to track revenues generated. The good in the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Smaller than the castles at Cape Coast and Elmina, but with a similar tragic story to tell. The fort suffers from being allowed to decay and could do with more TLC. Worth a short visit if in the area, but also walk through the village. Friendly people.

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Thank Eileen M
Redlands, California
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We drove on a rainy day down a horrific muddy road to get here but were rewarded with some of the most spectacular views I've ever seen. The fort is located on the coast line with islands, breakers, many old wooden boats, and a palm tree lined coast line in view. The intense heat and humidity were mitigated by the... More 

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Thank Robert C
Paris, France
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

we visited in circle around, not inside it was closed. But hotel which a rich and eccentric owner started some years ago in also in construction. When it will be finished, none knows. The fishermen village under the fortifications is one of most dirties we have ever seen…...

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