Tag Archives: Attractions & Historical Sites

Belmont Estate Yard – St Kitts and Nevis

Belmont Estate Yard – St Kitts and Nevis This former French property was less than 100 acres when Peter Brotherson acquired it early in the eighteenth century. Sugar was extracted by means of an animal mill for most of the eighteenth century.

Berkely Memorial – St Kitts and Nevis

Berkely Memorial – St Kitts and Nevis This memorial to the former president of the General Legislative Council, Thomas Berkeley, stands at the center of the Circus.

Bloody Point – St Kitts and Nevis

Bloody Point – St Kitts and Nevis Joining forces with Caribs, Chief Tegremare prepared to attack the European settlements. Meanwhile, despite growing animosity between the French and the British, the 2 communities put aside their differences in order to mount a combined attack on the Carib, killing over 2,000.

Brimstone Hill Fortress – St Kitts and Nevis

Brimstone Hill Fortress – St Kitts and Nevis Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of historical, cultural and architectural significance. Over the course of 100 years, it became an almost natural outgrowth of the 800-foot hill from which it emerged.

Carib Petroglyphs – St Kitts and Nevis

Carib Petroglyphs – St Kitts and Nevis As you approach the entrance to the Wingfield Manor Estate, you will find fascinating Carib Petroglyphs. These drawings show two of the original carvings drawn by the Caribs, perhaps depicting images of their Zemi or gods.

Fairview Great House & Botanical Gardens – St Kitts and Nevis

Fairview Great House & Botanical Gardens – St Kitts and Nevis This 18th century Great House has been authentically restored to its former glory with careful attention to historical detail. Step back in time as you wander through the dining room with its sixteen seat mahogany dinner table and antique silver service.  

Half Way Tree Village – St Kitts and Nevis

Half Way Tree Village – St Kitts and Nevis Early in 1625, Thomas Warner’s small colony greeted the unexpected arrival of a French ship, probably in the shallow bay on which Basseterre now sits. The French had suffered an encounter with a Spanish warship, and they limped into St. Kitts in order to make much-needed [...]

Independence Square – St Kitts and Nevis

Independence Square – St Kitts and Nevis Originally called Pall Mall Square, it was renamed when St. Kitts and Nevis achieved political independence on September 19th, 1983. The Government first acquired Pall Mall Square in 1750 and it rapidly became the administrative, commercial and social center of Basseterre.

Charles Fort, Cleverly Hill, Sandy Point – St Kitts and Nevis

Charles Fort, Cleverly Hill, Sandy Point – St Kitts and Nevis When the two earliest English forts at Old Road and Sandy Point Town (Hamilton Fort) fell into poor condition, it was decided, “to build a big, strong fort” on Cleverly’s Hill, “a suitable site, as ships were often becalmed beneath it.” And so Charles [...]

La Guerite Reservoir – St Kitts and Nevis

La Guerite Reservoir – St Kitts and Nevis La Guerite Reservoir serves the town of Basseterre and its environs. There is an interesting piece of architecture at its entrance, a retaining wall supporting the large undercover reservoir. It is believed to be a 19th century structure built around 1869.