General Travel

Day 240 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – See the Training Ground of the Jamaican Defense Force


A great spectacle that can be seen in Newcastle, located in the hills to the northeast of Kingston. This training ground was once a British Fort that was established in 1841. Major William Gomm built the fort to escape from yellow fever on the plains below. Newcastle rises some 4,000 feet above Kingston so it was safer for the troops. Today, the Jamaica Defense Force can be observed going through its paces, and they put on a good show for visitors.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

Photo Source: A. Smikle

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