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Nice spot

Couldn't resist coming to check it out after seeing it from signal hill. The area is small with... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Ottawa, Canada

walked into this on my way to Signal Hill. As they are in the same area it makes seeing some the... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Hamilton, Bermuda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone knows Signal Hill ! It is one of the most popular tourist site in St. John's. On the other side of the Narrows (South Side) you can find beautiful Fort Amherst. The views are just as spectacular, but the hike up the road is...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

My father injured himself tripping on the concrete platform beneath the lighthouse and needed EMTs to get back to St. John's! The surrounding site is in desperate need of repair and surely somebody must be able to be present at a National Historic Site that...More

Thank TCJ-TO
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Part of the interest in Fort Amherst is getting there. Driving around the harbour and seeing the working boats and also the “other side” of Signal Hill is great! The walk to the Lighthouse was part of the fun of getting there. Really gives a...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting, but most of what we saw was a result of not following the signs. Very long walk up hill to get to the lighthouse. Not accessible for those with mobility issues. No restaurant or pub at the top either.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Couldn't resist coming to check it out after seeing it from signal hill. The area is small with limited parking but was worth the drive.

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Reviewed 21 July 2018

We went to Cape Spear first, but I liked this place better. The climb is worth it, and the views are spectacular. Since the weather was better, I think that is why I liked it better. More to do at Cape Spear, but this is...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

walked into this on my way to Signal Hill. As they are in the same area it makes seeing some the attractions easy. Good views of the bay and harbor.

Thank mfavour
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We enjoyed the drive out to Fort Amherst and the opportunity to view St. John's from a different vantage point.

Thank N G
Reviewed 16 June 2018

A little walk up the road but so worth it. Unfortunately, you can't walk around the ruins of the fort, and so idiot(s) thought it would be fun to graffiti all those historical ruins. I can see why the city fenced it off.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Not a lot there but makes a nice short walk along the harbour and you get a great view of Signal Hill across the harbour opening.

Thank Steve W
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