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High Knoll Fort

High Knoll Fort, on the island of St. Helena in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, was originally built in 1799 at the behest of the English East India Company. The fort reopened in 2010 to tourists as it offers a commanding view of the island and gives visitors a taste of life during Napoleon’s stay on…read more »

High Knoll Fort, on the island of St. Helena in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, was originally built in 1799 at the behest of the English East India Company. The fort reopened in 2010 to tourists as it offers a commanding view of the island and gives visitors a taste of life during Napoleon’s stay on the island. An EarthSky user describes its attributes: “The island of St Helena is located at 15 degrees South so sees most of the northern and southern skies through the year. It has close to no light pollution. High Knoll Fort is on a hill-top near the main town and is one of the best places to see the night sky.”

Eleanor Imster