Fort Frederick, St. George's

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Reward yourself with spectacular panoramic views from a landmark steeped in history at Fort Frederick, a pleasant addition to any St George itinerary. Built in 1779 by French invaders, who won the island by catching the British unprepared with an inland (instead of naval) attack. The fortification became known as “the backward facing fort,” due to its cannon’s position facing toward the island in an attempt to prevent future copycat attacks. As you wander around this crumbling military relic, you will be greeted at every turn with striking views of the coastline and the glittering horizon of the Caribbean Sea. Using our international travel planner, St. George's attractions like Fort Frederick can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The best thing about visiting the fort is the view - 360 degree views of the island. They are working on the signage at the moment and it is a ruin but well worth the hike up the hill,  more »
  • Amazing views! Overall the Fort is pretty primitive, but well worth the visit and the climb to the entrance.  more »
  • The most interesting thing about visiting the fort was the backward facing. The historical lesson behind the fort as well as the a scenic view of the inner parts of island. The view from the front parts of the fort was really the icing on the cake for me though. You get an amazing view of the island's capital, St. Georges. Fort Fredrick is one of the best spots for a "sunset & chill" kinda vibe. When you visit do enjoy. ✨ 🌴 🌞
  • This place has plenty of rich history the I didn't know about. Thanks to my guide Tyrone, he is very knowledgeable of the history aspects pertaining to Grenada. Great view of the island.

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