Fort James

Photo Credit: © David Stanley CC BY

Once of the earlier British forts on the island, Fort James was constructed in 1706 in fear of an eventual French invasion. Till this day it stands guard in front of St. John's Harbor, though now mainly as a tourist attraction. Feel free to head over to Fort James and take a look at the construction, rooms, and of of course the excellent view.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort James may choose to book their trip on St. John's, since those staying in this region of Antigua will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, particularly since there are so few hotels in the vicinity.

Hotels near Fort James
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Heritage Hotel Hotel 1.4 mi. (0.3 km) ESE
Anchorage Inn Hotel -- --
City View Hotel Hotel 1.5 mi. (0.4 km) ESE
Serendipity Cottages Cottages 2.0 mi. (2.4 km) ENE

Location and What's Nearby

Opportunities for some fun in the sun like hitting a few rounds of golf and beach-going are also widely available in the region. Travelers who enjoy testing their skillfulness at the course, will want to do so at the closest option, which is Cedar Valley Golf Club. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, there's no need to fret - go over to Fort James Beach, the most convenient beach to visit. Though the outdoor options above are the closest, you'll still have access to an impressive spread of equally enjoyable opportunities in the sun. Site visitors are also close to a small selection of additional attractions in the area. A popular spot for activities and fun in the neighborhood of the historic site is The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, which can be found a short distance away.


Contact Information

Location: St. John's, Antigua


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