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