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Fort Barrington

Make your way up Goat Hill to reach the ruins of a historic fort and enjoy stunning views of the blue Caribbean Sea.

Fort Barrington comprises the remains of an 18th-century defensive structure on the Five Islands Peninsula. The hilltop fort initially served to protect St. John’s Harbour and is now an intriguing and picturesque landmark. Hike along the trailhead to the top of the hill and enjoy stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

Capture photos of the overgrown ruins of this structure, which dates back to 1779. Enjoy the views of the blue ocean stretching uninterrupted to the horizon. The fort takes its name from Admiral Barrington, who seized St. Lucia from the French in 1667.

Inspect the large gun emplacement and explore the dungeon-like rooms on the preserved lower floor. Imagine settlers using the structure as a lookout post for battleships in the colonial era.

Bring family and friends for a hike on one of the trails up to the fort at the northern end of Deep Bay. The hikes are fairly short, but a little steep. Venture into the tropical forest that backs onto the beach and listen to birdcalls.

Descend to Deep Bay Beach and gaze up at the intriguing fortress. Have a picnic on the sand and enjoy a swim in the clear water. Take a catamaran out on the calm bay and scuba dive around the Andes Shipwreck, which has a mast that protrudes from the water at low tide. Stay at one of the villas and hotels in this scenic area.

Visit the fort for free. It is open to the public at all times. Wear appropriate footwear to tackle the steep and rocky trails.

Fort Barrington is on Goat Hill on a small and narrow promontory that sticks out from the Five Islands village. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean at the northern end of Deep Bay, just 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of St. John’s. See nearby sights, such as the Five Islands Moravian Church, Galley Bay and Yepton Beach.


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    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly St John's resort is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Hawksbill Beaches and Galley Bay. Deep Bay Beach and Fort Barrington are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Fort Barrington and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Galley Bay. Deep Bay Beach and Hawksbill Beaches are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      Inn La Galleria
      Inn La Galleria

      Inn La Galleria

      Five Islands, St John's, Antigua
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Deep Bay Beach and Galley Bay. Fort Barrington and Hawksbill Beaches are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All Inclusive - Adults Only
        Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All Inclusive - Adults Only

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        Five Islands Village, St John's, Antigua
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this St John's resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hawksbill Beaches and Galley Bay. Deep Bay Beach and Fort Barrington are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Galley Bay Cottages
          Galley Bay Cottages

          Galley Bay Cottages

          Galley Bay Road, St John's, Antigua
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in St John's, this beach apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Hawksbill Beaches and Galley Bay. Deep Bay Beach and Fort Barrington are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Hawksbill by Rex Resorts - All Inclusive
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            Hawksbill by Rex Resorts - All Inclusive

            Hawksbill Beach, Five Islands, St John's, Antigua
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This St John's resort is on the beach, 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Galley Bay, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Antigua Botanical Gardens and Dickenson Bay Beach. Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Information Technology (ABIIT) and Valley Church Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km).

              Touch Therapies Guest House £101
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              Touch Therapies Guest House

              Fort Road, St. John's, Antigua
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Runaway Bay, this spa apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Bay Beach and Runaway Bay Beach. Dickenson Bay Beach is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.

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                Heritage Hotel

                Heritage Quay, St John's, Antigua
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of St John's, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Westerby Memorial and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dickenson Bay Beach and Runaway Bay Beach. King's Casino and Heritage Quay are also within 5 minutes.