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York Redoubt National Historic Site

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: Ferguson's Cove Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Free to visit defensive fort of Halifax Harbour

Great place to visit for a couple of hours for the whole family. Great views of the harbour and the sea approaches to Halifax. Pack a picnic lunch, on a nice day, and enjoy the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit for a couple of hours for the whole family. Great views of the harbour and the sea approaches to Halifax. Pack a picnic lunch, on a nice day, and enjoy the views.

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The redoubt is well worth a visit for the view and the history. Six large guns show why Halifax was never invaded. Great views of the harbour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We went latish afternoon and there were just a few dog walkers. From the top you get a good view out to sea and can have a very nice walk round the site. Beware there are no toilet facilities.

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Callgary
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Not able to enter as the place was closed for the Season. We managed to take a couple of photos. It probably would have been worthwhile seeing. Probably, as it is a little off the beaten track, not many tourists visit it. It probably has a nice view over Herring Cove.

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Roslin, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

After a few wrong turns, we found the York Dedoubt Site. It's not very well marked. We enjoyed the walk around the site and the informative plaques.

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Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

this is an interesting place to visit, and historically significant as well. If you go into some of the underground spaces, watch for the odd graffiti

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Brighton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We really enjoyed the walk around this historic site. Beautiful views of the Halifax Port. Lush greenery and interesting old buildings. Great place to walk your dog.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A wonderful place to walk, hike, picnic and explore, the historic fort and its ironstone buildings are on a hill overlooking McNab's Island and the approaches to Halifax Harbour. Atmospheric, peaceful and a great place for a walk in any season, it's also a favourite spot to take dogs.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Seems sadly neglected. Wandered around a bit and it was a nice walk but a little disappointing. We had wanted to geocache but couldn't due to conditions of our own creation. Maybhave made it more fun.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

There's no tours. No uniformed performers recreating the past. But this place has charm. There's a series of signs that do a good job of explaining the purpose and history of the redoubt. The site is only "open" seasonally. But it seems to be semi-accessible even in the off-season. You'll likely run into locals walking their dogs. The day we... More 

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