Trident Castle

Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

A strange slice of Ruritania in the Caribbean, this folly on a headland 3km from Port Antonio was built in the 1970s by the (in)famously eccentric Baroness Elisabeth Siglindy Stephan von Stephanie Thyssen, also know as Zigi Fami. It resembles a rather magnificent wedding cake, and indeed is a popular backdrop for society weddings as well as music video shoots. Sadly, the castle is closed to the public, but it makes one hell of a landmark from the road.

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2. Folly

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3. San San Beach

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4. Folly Point Lighthouse

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5. Christ Church

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6. DeMontevin Lodge

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7. Titchfield Peninsula

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8. Cenotaph

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Brightly whitewashed war memorial to Jamaicans of the British West India regiments who fought in the First and Second World Wars.