Fort Frederick makes for a perfect cultural stop in Grenada. Not only does it hold considerable historical significance, but it affords panoramic views of the capital city, the countryside, and the sea. Fort Frederick was started by the French to secure their position after they had captured the island from the British in 1779. The French had confounded the British (who had been anticipating a naval attack) by attacking from inland. Not wanting to be caught out in the same way, the French constructed Fort Frederick with its cannons facing inland, rather than out to sea, earning it the nickname “backwards facing fort.” The British eventually completed the fort, after regaining power once again.
Below the fort you can see St. George’s, the picturesque Carenage, the harbour, Fort George, and beyond.