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30. Spike Island

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There is a fort on Spike Island. When there was no longer any need for the fort for defence purposes, it was converted to a prison. That lasted until 1985 when there was a major riot and the prisoners broke free and took staff and population on the island as hostage. Today it is a museum where you can learn about the various usages of the through history. On the picture we see the main building.