Fortifications can take various shapes, from grand castles to ancient walls. While we’ve covered various types on Paste previously, this week’s Bucket List focuses on forts by the truest definition. From Florida to Finland, these seven fortifications have weathered the years and withstood many attacks. Once important in protecting their given locations, today they remain preserved, open to the public and serve the new purpose of sharing the pieces of history they helped protect.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.