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Brimstone Hill Fortress is a historic fortification located in the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. It is considered one of the best-preserved fortifications in the Americas and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. The fort was built by the British in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and played a key role in protecting the island from French and Dutch invasions. The fortress features eight bastions, walls up to 40 feet tall, and several buildings including a magazine, barracks, and a chapel. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and serves as a popular tourist attraction, showcasing the island's rich history and cultural heritage.