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, meaning those staying in this region of Antigua will have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. There is a sufficient bunch of hotels in the district around this attraction.

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

Recreational opportunities like golfing and taking to the water are by no means hard to come by in the vicinity. Historic site guests also interested in golfing will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Cedar Valley Golf Club. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, consider going over to Deep Bay, which is the closest coastline to visit. While the options above may be the closest, you'll still have access to an exciting selection of similar outdoor options. In addition, historic site visitors will also be near the choice of at least one other interesting attraction. The closest indoor attraction to Fort Barrington is Fort James, which you can find a short distance away.


Contact Information

Location: St. John's, Antigua


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