Scaur Hill Fort
Scaur Hill Fort was built to defend the Royal Naval Dockyard against the Americans in the 19th century, but in the 1940's American guns defended the fort. Construction at Scaur Hill started in the 1860's and continued for 20 years as the British excavated a ditch and armed the fort with 64-pounder guns on disappearing carriages. in 1941 the American 52nd Coast Artillery mounted two 8-inch railway guns at Scaur Hill. The ramparts provide beautiful views of the Great Sound and you can explore the galleries and wander along the great ditch. The fort is set in 22 acres of parkland, with trails and picnic areas. Open 8 am to 4 pm, entry is free. Bus routes 7 or 8 from Hamilton of Dockyard.