Discover the history of Pigeon Island National Park near Rodney Bay

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Pigeon Island National Park has a spicy past that dates back to the 1550s, so what you'll find here today is an intriguing interpretive centre set in old Fort Rodney. There are plenty of stone ruins, lime kilns, soldiers' barracks, three rusty cannons on the top of Fort Rodney Hill and a forest of pathways to explore.

One of St. Lucia's best explanations of history-from the arrival of Amerindians to the see-sawing power of the Brits and French to the arrival of African slaves and then their release in 1794-is explained in this one-room exhibit hall. Look for simple plaques, renderings and mini-displays, and more interpretive signs and explanations strategically placed at each viewpoint and landmark.

From here, you can see all the way to Martinique. Stop by the Captain's Cellar, built in the late 1700s as a storage area, it's an excellent spot for a roti, local Piton beer or bangers and mash.