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Address: Cape Coast, Ghana
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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African...

This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.

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Cape Coast Guided Day Tour
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Yaw is the greatest

My friend and I are both history buffs, so were keen to visit the castle. We had the best best best tour guide, Yaw Kwarteng, he took us around and was so knowledgeable, engaging... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I are both history buffs, so were keen to visit the castle. We had the best best best tour guide, Yaw Kwarteng, he took us around and was so knowledgeable, engaging and passionate. It is quite a harrowing tour, but an essential one if you are in Ghana.

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Accra, Ghana
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle is a must visit for all humans in Ghana. Our guide was excellent, as have been all the guides I've encountered there. The shops inside have a good selection of crafts and some of the shopkeepers are reasonable. The hawkers around the entrance and car park are worrying, be aware of your surroundings. When I walked down to... More 

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Belcamp, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked near the triangle in the middle of the street. The minute we got out of the car we were swarmed by persons selling all kinds of things. This is a problem. As we were locking the car the car wouldn't locked. So I had to lock the car manually. We went in and once again we were all... More 

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Naples, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much history at this sight but we could not understand our guide so we wondered off on our own. We got to the museum that was very well laid out and explained the slave trade with out being overwhelming. The castle is restored nicely and we had visited a number of Forts in various countries but this was one... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle tour is a must! We had an amazing guide, Issac who was able to really connect with the plight and emotion of the castle and it's previous inhabitants. It was excellent to be able to experience this part of history, although incredibly sad and harrowing at times.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent historical eye opener for anyone who has an appreciation of the plight of our fellow human beings, and the evil of slavery to satisfy the economy of North American cotton, tobacco and sugar.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warning....visiting this castle is not for the faint of heart, or redneck from the US. My visit was extremely moving. From the general's quarters with their beautiful ocean views to to the holding cells where human feces and bodies were said to fill the room by at least a meter this place will not be forgotten. Perhaps the most... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Very educative. Good way to connect with Ghanaian history concerning slavery. Good experience (even a bit scary at a point).

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

A must visit when on the cape coast. In my opinion was slightly more interesting than the fort at Elmina but they arent terribly different. Costs 40 cedi to get in. We had a very informative tour that lasted about 45 minutes. Sun can be brutal so where sunscreen if this is an issue for you

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lots of British history. Barack and Michelle Obama visited here and there is a plaque. We all must become sensitive to the issue of slavery„ because it is still going on today, as some of the legends on the walls of this castle remind us.

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