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St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sights

Ft. Charlotte

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  • Kingstown
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Updated 03/12/2015

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Started by the French in 1786 and completed by the British in 1806, the fort was ultimately named for Britain's Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. It sits on Berkshire Hill, a dramatic promontory 2 miles (3 km) north of Kingstown and 636 feet above sea level, affording a stunning view of the capital city and the Grenadines. Interestingly, its cannons face inland, as the fear of attack—by the French and their Carib allies—from the ridges above Kingstown was far greater than any threat approaching from the sea. In any case, the fort saw no action. Nowadays, it serves as a signal station for ships; the ancient cells house historical paintings of the island by Lindsay Prescott.

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Berkshire Hill, 2 miles (3 km) north of town, Kingstown, St. Vincent, VC0130, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Updated 03/12/2015


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