Fort Barrington

Built in 1796, the British hoped that this fort would help protect the island from the French and other enemies, which it successfully did. Visitors to the site will be able to explore the old rooms and take in the breathtaking views from the position.


The fort is mainly in ruins, and is not maintained that well. However, some say that just gives it personality. Nonetheless, this is still a standing example of the military importance that the Caribbean, and Anguilla played ever since the first voyages.

Staying Close

Fort Barrington is located in Five Islands, so those visiting this area of Antigua will have the benefit of easy site access during their visit. If you wish to book your stay near this historical site, you'll have quite a few booking options in the area.

Hotels near Fort Barrington
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort Hotel 0.6 mi. (4.3 km) SSE
Coconut Beach Club Hotel 0.7 mi. (3.7 km) SE
Galley Bay Hotel 0.8 mi. (5.4 km) SW
Hawksbill Beach Resort Resort 1.2 mi. (5.4 km) SW
Heritage Hotel Hotel 2.8 mi. (0.3 km) E
Anchorage Inn Hotel -- --
Buccaneer Beach Club Hotel 2.9 mi. (0.4 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is eating food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. Andes on Deep Bay Waterfront Restaurant, which has a menu full of American fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The restaurant is a slight distance off, but far-removed enough that you will decide to make arrangements for having a particular type of transportation to get there. Barrington's Restaurant and Jimmy's Beach Grill & Bar offer additional refreshment choices nearby. At Jimmy's Beach Grill & Bar you and your companions might try a bit of Caribbean dishes and enjoy the Antigua scene.


Contact Information

Location: St. John's, Antigua


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