The Cape Coast Castle has survived many grueling times. It contains evidence of the slave trade periods and it is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites because of its history.
This castle has been ruled by many powers since they built it. It was first ruled by the Dutch before the Swede took over and renamed it Fort Carolusburg in 1652. Both local and European powers contested for the ownership of this castle until it was finally captured by the British in 1664 after a four-day battle.
It was then renamed Cape Coast Castle, which it bears to date. It became Britain’s seat of power here in Ghana before they moved the seat to Christiansborg Castle in Accra.