A site of great importance to both the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis and the local region, Brimstone Hill is well worth adding to your itinerary if you’re planning a trip to St Kitts. The panoramic views from the Citadel alone will validate my claim, however the National Park has much more to offer than just a scenic lookout. brimstone hill fortress visitor guide.
The first West Indian island to be colonised by Europeans, during the late 17th and 18th century, St Kitts saw many battles as the French, Spanish, and British fought for dominance in the region.
Designed by the British military and built by African slaves, Brimstone Hill Fortress sits atop a double peaked, steep volcanic hill rising some 230 metres above sea level in the shadow of neighbouring Mount Liamuiga. One of the earliest surviving examples of ‘Polygonal’ fortress design, its construction was a feat of engineering and