Fort Amsterdam
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Fort Amsterdam

Fort Amsterdam, built by the British [1638-1645], destroyed by fire in 1640 and rebuilt as heavily fortified fort. In 1661 it became headquarters of English Gold Coast.

Dutch Admiral De Ruyter captured the fort in 1665. In 1811, the people of Anomabu destroyed the fort.

It is believed to be the first slave prison on the Gold Coast.

Fort Victoria at Sunset - Cape Coast - Ghana
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Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria was one of a chain of 3 lookout posts built on the hills in the town of Cape Coast around Cape Coast Castle. In 1837 the present Fort Victoria was built on the ruins of its predecessor as a small but strong fort.

Fort Apollonia
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Fort Apollonia

Fort Apollonia was built by the British between 1765 and 1771, to ward off Dutch colonial ambitions. The abolition of the slave trade in the Gold Coast diminished the importance of the fort, as a result it became too expensive, so the British abandoned it in 1819 after which, the Dutch took ownership over the fort in 1868.

A view of Fort William
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Fort William

The trading Fort William was completed by 1757. It was built on hard rock near a sandy beach indentation with a sheltered harbour. The English had built a fort back in 1674 called Fort Charles which was destroyed to prevent it from being captured by other European companies. The English then hurried to construct Fort William.

Fort Batenstein
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Fort Batenstein

Standing tall on a hilltop in Butre village in Western Ghana, Fort Batenstein offers a mesmerising view of the Atlantic coastline. But it was much more than the spectacular panorama and the paradisiacal beauty of the surroundings that urged Dutch settlers to build this small trading fort in 1656 in this area - GOLD.

Fort Metal Cross
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Fort Metal Cross

Reminding of British colonial times, Fort Metal Cross stands tall on a headland near Infuma in Ghana's western region. The quiet waters of the bay are perfect for sailing (if you have a small boat) and canoeing.

Little town of Senya Beraku
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Fort Good Hope

Fort de Goede Hoop or Fort Good Hope was a trade place built by Dutch in 1704 on Gold Coast, near Senya Beraku. An interesting Unesco place to visit, while on your ‘history tour’.