Fort George Grenada – photo story

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A morning exploring Fort George Grenada.

Fort George
Fort George Grenada

The first stop on our cruise was Grenada and in the short time we had on the island I wanted to visit Fort George.

The fort was built in 1706 by the French and originally named Fort Royal. When the British took over the island in 1763 it was renamed Fort George in honour of King George the third.

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Walking to the fort




Close to the harbour, Fort George towers over the town. It is a steep climb to reach the top but the view is worth it. The courtyard is the first part we reached. It was interesting to stand here and soak up the history, 300 years of changing hands and executions.

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Courtyard area.
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An area full of history.
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A plague remembering the Bishop executed at the fort in 1983.

As we discovered, the weather here is pretty changeable and we were caught in a downpour. Luckily we were allowed to stand in one of the buildings to shelter whilst the rains passed.

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The view of St Georges town before the storm rolled in.


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The cannons are still in place and are a favourite with visitors. Providing some great photo opportunities across the town and out to sea.

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Cannons pointing out to sea.
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Single cannon overlooking the Caribbean sea.

Today, as well as being a tourist attraction some Fort George buildings are also used by the local Police. Here we saw uniform and boots being made and mended, and there was also a gym in one of the rooms.

Other parts of the area have clearly been left to fall into disrepair. Nature slowly taking over the brick and stone.

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Parts of the building being taken over by nature.
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Peeking at the cannon from the other side of the fort.
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The flag pole at the top of the fort.

I think Fort George is definitely worth a visit whilst in Grenada. The views are beautiful and it gives visitors an insight to the islands varied history.




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