Morne Fortune

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Morne Fortune is a hill and residential area located south of Castries, Saint Lucia in the West Indies. Originally it was a fort constructed by the French, it was captured by the British on 24th May 1796. A memorial to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers still stands commemorating the battle. The original fortifications still stand on the summit and the old military buildings are in a listed historical area. The Saint Lucia National Trust operates this area.

Morne Fortune also hosts the Saint Lucian campus of the University of the West Indies as well as Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

Government House, the official residence of the Governor-General of Saint Lucia is on the northern side of Morne Fortune. There are fine views of Castries available from there.

Castries as seen from Morne Fortune

Coordinates: 13°59′20″N 60°59′29″W / 13.98886°N 60.99137°W / 13.98886; -60.99137 (Morne Fortune)