Spectacular views from a defensive tower built during British rule

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Fornells Tower

A local Tower of London

Minorca has been ruled by various and sundry powers over the centuries, including ancient Greeks and Romans, then the Vandals and Moors, before the kingdoms of Aragon and then Spain took over. But this tower is a relic of the 18th century when for much of that century and into 1802 Minorca was lorded over by the British. This strategic tower over the north coast port of Fornells, one of the island's most important, dates from that final year to defend against invasion by sea. From atop the tower you can see two other nearby towers built for visual contact to the same end. This trio of towers provides some of the island's most spectacular views.

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