Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria is situated on a hill in the little town of Cape Coast in Ghana.

The first fort on this hill was built in 1712. It was named after its builder; Phipp's Tower. It was one of a chain of 3 lookout posts built on the hills in the town of Cape Coast around Cape Coast Castle, which were used for protecting the castle against Ashanti attacks and signalling purposes. This little round tower mounted 7 cannons but fell to ruin later in the 18th century.

In 1837 the present Fort Victoria was built on the ruins of its predecessor as a small but strong fort.

Fort Victoria is freely accessible, although if you take the road up the hill past the Mighty Victory Hotel you could be expected to pay a small token. The fort seems not to be used for anything.

Another surviving lookout post; Fort William, is within viewing distance.


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Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria is situated on a hill in the little town of Cape Coast in Ghana.

The first fort on this hill was built in 1712. It was named after its builder; Phipp's Tower. It was one of a chain of 3 lookout posts built on the hills in the town of Cape Coast around Cape Coast Castle, which were used for protecting the castle against Ashanti attacks and signalling purposes. This little round tower mounted 7 cannons but fell to ruin later in the 18th century.

In 1837 the present Fort Victoria was built on the ruins of its predecessor as a small but strong fort.

Fort Victoria is freely accessible, although if you take the road up the hill past the Mighty Victory Hotel you could be expected to pay a small token. The fort seems not to be used for anything.

Another surviving lookout post; Fort William, is within viewing distance.


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