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Albany Museum-Fort Selwyn

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Address: Gunfire Hill, Grahamstown, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 46 622 2312
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A fort with a view!

Fort Selwyn, strategically sited on Gunfire Hill, is worth a visit, esp if you are at the Settlers Monument. The walls of the fort are surprisingly low, but great all -round... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 June 2016
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Fort Selwyn, strategically sited on Gunfire Hill, is worth a visit, esp if you are at the Settlers Monument. The walls of the fort are surprisingly low, but great all -round visibility means that the fort would be easy to defend. Unfortunately, on the day of my visit, the gate had been chained and padlocked but from my vantage point,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This Fort is situated on the grounds of the 1820 Settler's monument. The Fort is named after the person who was responsible for the design and construction of the fort, namely the late Major Charles Jasper Selwyn. he fort was occupied by the Royal Artillery from 1836 until 1862, when most of the garrison was withdrawn from Grahamstown. It was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

After an interesting visit to the Observatory Museum we drove to Gunfire Hill to see Fort Selwyn. The hill got its name because the Royal Artillery used to fire a gun each morning at 9 o’ clock until 1870. Fort Selwyn was built in 1836 to protect the town and its water supply. It was declared a National Monument in... More 

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