Fort Margherita was built in 1879 to guard Kuching
's river approaches from pirates. In the old days, a canon shot was fired from here every evening to mark the end of the government work day. Named after Charles Brooke's wife, Ranee Margaret, it is a unmistakable landmark along Sarawak River. As the Fort is situated within the police training barracks, visitors may be asked for some form of ID.
You may take a Penambang water taxi to the Fort from various Waterfront jetties on the south bank.