Cabrits Historical & Fort Shirley






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On a guided tour, walk to Fort Shirley, learn its intriguing history and admire the beautiful view.
  • See Fort Shirley, one of the most impressive 18th century military installations in the West Indies

  • Learn about the fascinating revolt that initiated the ending of slavery in the British Empire

  • Walk in the restored sections of the fort built from 1770 to 1815

  • Admire the views north across Douglas Bay to Toucari and the volcanic mountain Morne aux Diables

History with a view

Walk to Fort Shirley, set in the spectacular Cabrits National Park. Enjoy vistas of the volcano Morne aux Diables, stunning Prince Rupert Bay, and the town of Portsmouth. Learn how African slave soldiers revolted and ended slavery in the British Empire. The fort is an important historical site. Built between 1770 and 1815, it was abandoned in 1854 and is currently being restored. Fort Shirley is an important historical site for Dominica. At the end of your tour, enjoy refreshments in Prince Rupert Tavern.

Practical information

  • Language: English

  • Included: At the Prince Rupert Tavern.  Choices of water or local beer or local seasonal juice or rum punch

  • Remarks/requirements: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, water, sun block

  • Walking information: Over 500 meters

  • Wheelchair accessible: No

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