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Fort Shirley, Toucari

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Dominica
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One of Dominica's most important historical sites, Fort Shirley invites you to step back in time and relive the island's turbulent history. Erected during the French and Indian War, the fort has endured its fair share of turmoil, and has changed owners many times. Walk around the grounds to find old rusted cannons, restored cannons looking over the bay, restored walls, and an old tap. Follow up with a visit to one of the many trails located just behind the fort. Find old ruins including the house of one of the old commanders of the fort. Plan my Toucari trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • The views there are incredible. small restaurant, bar food. lots of trails. bring water and sunscreen. worth the trip if you are on the north of the island 
    The views there are incredible. small restaurant, bar food. lots of trails. bring water and sunscreen. worth the trip if you are on the north of the island  more »
  • We spent 11 days in Dominica and this was probably the least worthwhile thing we did. Perhaps if we had hired a guide, but there were none there. We did a little birding in the big area before... 
    We spent 11 days in Dominica and this was probably the least worthwhile thing we did. Perhaps if we had hired a guide, but there were none there. We did a little birding in the big area before...  more »
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  • Good facilities and well maintained. But compared to most other things on island quiet lackluster. Hikes were mild and came to nice viewpoints, but nothing jaw dropping. The forest here was quite dry when we visited, so it gave a different perspective. If your visiting the "Nature Island" for the nature and jaw dropping views and are short on time you can skip.
  • Great history very well kept grounds and very relaxing for the mind. Bring a good book and enjoy the océan view and breeze Enjoy!

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