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Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast, Ghana
+233 24 474 1678
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This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.
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  • Average6%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cape Coast, Ghana
+233 24 474 1678
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Reviewed yesterday

The structure holds a dark history that needs to be experienced. The tour is probably better with a guide but I found it all pretty self explanatory

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A slave castle may not seem the greatest tourist attraction but Cape Coast castle is a haunting reminder of the past in a stunning package. The guided tour is well worth it but linger afterwards to take in the museum. There are a couple of...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd encourage any visitor to the West Coast of Africa to visit this place (or another like it). The moving and tragic story of slavery, of the devastation of local communities and of the appalling conditions to which slaves were subjected is a history everyone...More

Thank 233nickb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a haunting place, echoing with the misery of the inhumanity that we inflict upon each other. The fact that slaves are still being auctioned and trafficked added poignancy. Our guide was charismatic as he led us through the castle. We arrived quite early;...More

Thank VivInSurrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been on a Christian mission hence had to travel most of the places in Ghana district. hence this time had to travel to this place and took some snaps on the way to.

Thank antonywalto
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

This was a must-do while in Ghana. It ended up being more of a pilgrimage to hallowed ground than a tour. We walked through the dungeons which held countless captives during its time as a holding place. The experience itself was extremely overwhelming, as we...More

1  Thank MsAdinah
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The guide in few moments will drive you in the terrible Heritage of the Castle, the hell for thousands of slaves, in transit before embarcation for their final destination.

Thank Andrea438
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Had a wonderful time at the castle with a warm welcome from a local artist Andrew, asked my name when I was going in then before I came out he handed me a shell with my name on it lol, gave him 5ghc in appreciation....More

Thank George C
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting a Cape Coast Castle is a must see for those who are interested in the history of slavery. A guide took our group into the basements where prisoners were waiting during weeks for their turn to go throw "doors of no return". Very touching...More

Thank Marta W
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Great tour with a well informed guide and this is really a must see when you visit the Cape Coast. This place is surrounded by fishing town wish I had the time to walk through the area. Add this to your list when you ever...More

2  Thank Ashley S
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Kukua A
19 February 2017|
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Response from Prince O | Reviewed this property |
The castle comes in the male and female dungeons, courtyard, door of no return, condemn cell, residences, Church, palaver hall etc. The tour takes you through all of these places and more in a little over an hour. Great... More
12 February 2016|
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Response from mrrlstephen | Reviewed this property |
Extracted from a Ghana Museums information website Entrance fees are as follows: Visitor Category Entrance Fee* Pupils from Primary to JHS 3 GH¢ 1.00 SHS Students GH¢ 2.00 Tertiary Students with ID GH¢ 3.00 Ghanaian... More
Darlington O
13 July 2015|
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Response from Randy H | Reviewed this property |
Ok, it all depends where you are moving from to Cape coast. there is a luxurious bus ride from all capital cities to capecoast. just ask for a bus station to cape coast and locals around will be ready to help ya through. You... More