Built in the 1700's, this fort once stood guard for all of Dominica. Today it is part of the Cabrits National Park, and offers tourist a unique window into the history of the Caribbean's colonial past.
Fort Shirley is located in a nice area within Dominica, so guests staying in this area of Dominica will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. There is a decent amount of lodgings in the region around this historical site.
|Guest house||1.1 mi. (0.4 km)||E|
|Heaven's Best Guesthouse||Guest house||1.5 mi. (0.4 km)||E|
|Sister Sea Lodge||Hotel||1.9 mi. (2.1 km)||SSE|
|Hotel Portsmouth Beach||Hotel||2.2 mi. (2.7 km)||SSE|
|Picard Beach Cottages||Cottages||2.2 mi. (2.8 km)||SSE|
|Hotel the Champs||Lodge||2.2 mi. (2.6 km)||SSE|
|Barb Wire Bungalows||Cottages||2.3 mi. (2.8 km)||SSE|
Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be chowing down on a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of Fort Shirley. Purple Turtle Beach Club, which offers Caribbean dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. Blue Bay Restaurant and offer additional dining possibilities in the area where travelers will have the chance to enjoy the local cuisine on Dominica.
Today, much of the fort is intact or rebuilt, allowing visitors to see what the area must have looked like back when the fort was operational. Those who climb the walls will be able to look out into the bay past a row of canons, just as they would be waiting for a ship to come into range.
Arrive at this destination ready to pay the price of admission, which you can figure out by phoning in advance.
Phone Number: (767) 445-6009
Location: Cabrits Garrison, Dominica
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