Fort James

Plymouth, Tobago
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Located in Plymouth – one of Tobago’s oldest towns – this Fort overlooks Great Courland Bay on a well manicured headland which makes this destination excellent for sightseeing, relaxing and picnicking.

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Named after James, Duke of Courland, Fort James located in the quiet town of Plymouth was established first in 1760’s by the British as a barracks. Overlooking Great Courland Bay, the remaining stone edifice and the four cannons sit on a well manicured headland which makes this desination excellent for sightseeing, relaxing and picnicking. The British army maintained a picket post here which in 1770 was attacked by rebellious slaves. In 1777 a four gun battery manned by the militia was erected to protect the shipping lanes in the Bay. In 1781 the Fort came under attack by the French who captured and occupied it until the island was recaptured by the British in 1793. The Fort is also located in close proximity to two other famous attractions in Plymouth: The Mystery Tomb of Betty Stiven; and the Courland Monument.

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