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Fort Granby is the Tobago fort that is not a fort?!?!?

By October 18, 2018 No Comments
Fort Granby

After seeing the capital city, Scarborough, and taking a bus to the northern part of Tobago, Steve and I decided to rent a car for a few days. By this time, we had moved the boat and anchored the boat in Store Bay, which I will talk about next week. We rented the car from KCNN Rentals and we able to walk there from the anchorage, but it is in a neighborhood and we were not sure we were going the right direction. Haha

We had passed Scarborough and were headed to Genesis Nature Park that both of us thought sounded pretty good, but I will write about that on Sunday. On the way we saw a sign for Fort Granby and pulled over at the last second thinking why not check out another fort.

Turns out, Fort Granby was the first British fortification on the island of Tobago and is the island’s second oldest fort. It was built around 1765 to protect the first capital, Georgetown (which was short-lived).

The fort lies on a headland with covered gazebos that look over either side into the Barbados and Pinfold Bays. The grounds have become a labyrinth of interwoven trees creating a natural canopy and is furnished with modern facilities including a play park. Though not much remains of the original fort, the gravestone of a British soldier, James Clark, who died in 1772 lies on the grounds.

On your trip up the South-East Coast of Tobago along the Windward Road, stop at the picturesque Fort Granby for a picnic or photo-op! The well-kept grounds and winding trees make for a fun adventure.

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