Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine April 2017 | Page 466

PLACES OF INTEREST Although Trinidad could be considered a bird watchers dream vacation spot with places of interest like Pointe-à- Pierre Wild Fowl Trust, Caroni Swamp & Bird Sanctuary and the Asa Wright Nature Centre, there are other places of interest for those who are not so interested in the island’s bird life. As Trinidad’s physical landscape is so diverse, many visitors opt to take a tour from coast to coast but here are some other points of interest the island has to offer: FORT GEORGE Although Fort George was built by the British in 1804 in an effort to be prepared if the Spanish, whom the British snatched the island from in 1797, were to return, it never did see battle. Since 1886 the fort has been used as a tracking station but located 100ft above Port of Spain, it is open for visitors to enjoy spectacular views of the island’s west coast. Photo Credit: Grueslayer