Fort Fincastle, Nassau

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Castle · Historic Site
Ascend the queen’s staircase to visit Fort Fincastle. Built in 1793 by Viscount Fincastle, the fort was used as protection from pirate attacks. Since it is situated on Bennet’s Hill, the highest point on New Providence island, climbing up to the fort will reward you with panoramic views of Paradise Island, Nassau, and the scenic surroundings. Explore the fort and step back into the bygone colonial era, admire the antique cannons, and read the informative plaques. Make Fort Fincastle a part of your Nassau vacation plans using our Nassau day trip app.
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  • We were taken here as part of our cruise ship tour. It was a little far and driver had to take a long way into town just to get there and well... the panoramic views of the island are great yes, but....  more »
  • This little fort is well worth the tour. Displays tell you about it's interesting history. You'll be surprised at how much took place in such a small fort. You'll also get a great idea of what life.....  more »
  • Fort Fincastle is a beautiful, underrated historical landmark in Nassau. When visiting Nassau, so many people seem to forget and not think of the city’s history and colonialism. Fort Fincastle is really a beautiful relic of Nassau’s colonial past. The price to explore the fort is extremely reasonable ($3/person + VAT). There was a very kind person waiting inside the fort, prepared to tell us about the history of the fort, show us around, and explain the view to us. If you are happy with the information the person provided to you, you should probably consider tipping. Fort Fincastle had many old cannons on display. Inside and nearby the fort were many information panels teaching you about the history of the fort and Nassau’s colonial past. From the top of the fort, you have a legendary, mind-blowing view of the city and ocean. If you’re not taking a tour and are able to walk, the fort is absolutely within walking distance from the Prince George Wharf, where most cruise ships dock. It would be about a 20-25 minute walk from there. The walk may go through less-touristy and developed parts of Nassau, so you may be the only tourist in sight. The Queen’s Staircase that we took to access the fort was beautiful with foliage and an artificial waterfall. If you are someone who doesn’t want the stereotypical shopping Nassau experience and would like to experience some colonial Bahamian history, visiting Fort Fincastle would be my recommendation to you!
  • A short walk up the queens staircase,is this adorable.fort. Be ready to 3 dollars per person plus vats(just under 7 dollars for 2 people) for this fort. There is also a area who will give you a brief history for a tip..

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