Fort Berkeley

Photo Credit: © David Stanley CC BY

This impressive fort at one time stood as the harbor's main protection from enemy navies. Built in 1704, the fort would eventually be armed with at leas twenty-five cannons that could reach about a mile and a half each, a clear deterrent to any approaching ships. Today the fort is one of the most popular places for tourists to take photographs.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort Berkeley may choose to book their trip in English Harbour, since travelers to this region of Antigua will have the benefit of easy site access during their visit. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, particularly since there are very few lodgings nearby.

Hotels near Fort Berkeley
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Inn At English Harbour Hotel Antigua 0.3 mi. (0.7 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

If you find your belly rumbling after your historic site visit, don't worry -- you can find numerous choices of food and drink providers within traveling distance. Caribbean Taste Restaurant, which serves Caribbean fare, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. Le Cap Horn and Red Octopus are some of the other dining possibilities in the area. At Red Octopus you and your companions shouldn't get up and go without sampling their specialty, seafood.


Operating Hours

The schedule of operation for Fort Berkeley isn't readily available, meaning your party's best chance at success is calling early to confirm the building is open for business when you and your companions want to make an appearance.


Arrive at this institution ready to give over the price of admission, which your group can nail down by phoning ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (268) 481-5028


Location: English Harbour, Antigua


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