Caribbean Journal features St. Kitts’ Brimstone Hill Fortress

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 24TH 2013 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts’ Gibraltar of the West Indies also known as the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park has been featured in a pictorial of Caribbean Journal.

CJ writes: IT TOWERS above the tiny twin-island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis — and the majestic Brimstone Hill Fortress is one of the historical treasures of the Caribbean.

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St. Kitts and Nevis, the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, is celebrating its 30th anniversary of independence this year, and Brimstone Hill is a monument to a more than four centuries of Caribbean history.

It was held over the years by both the French and the British, until being abandoned in the mid-19th century.

The fortress, located on the northwestern coast of St. Kitts, was built over a nearly 100-year period beginning at the end of the 17th century, and is one of the best-preserved forts of its type in the Western Hemisphere.

Our latest Caribbean photo tour takes you through Brimstone Hill and some of the best vistas in the region.

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