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Address: Cut Rd, St. George, Bermuda
Description: Fort built in 1609 by Sir Thomas Gates, governor-designate of Virginia.

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History and tremendous views

We took the railway tour, which we highly recommend, to see these forts at this end of St George. Gates is wonderful from the standpoint of how old it is, keeping in mind this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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middlesex nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was a beautiful place to take pictures it was a little run down but since my last name is Gates we took pictures and they did come out beautiful!

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We took the railway tour, which we highly recommend, to see these forts at this end of St George. Gates is wonderful from the standpoint of how old it is, keeping in mind this area is where the first settlers landed here. But you also can't beat the views from here.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This small fort is one of those linking the defences of St George's Harbour. After the gate house there is only a small block house and two cannon to be seen, with no explanatory material. Even though the forts had inter-locking arcs, it is surprising that there was no embrasure allowing guns to be trained on the narrow channel itself.... More 

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mississauga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Not wheelchair accessible. The language of the nearby fishermen can be pretty obscene,depending upon how long they've been hanging out. Still the view is superb, and "the gummint" is working on maintaining the place a bit better of late. Best in high season.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We walked around the entire island and made sure to stop here because of the historical significance and age of this tiny fort. The views were wonderful and you can really appreciate what the settlers were up against.

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a very small fort and currently not really set up for visitors. Hence my recommendation that only worth the detour for one of two reasons 1. You like forts and tick them off like an I-spy game, or 2. You want a good picturesque view to maybe photograph or just relax. It is found at the far end... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not much to see here, however it is quite a significant historical place in Bermuda History. The parks department should make more routine stops around this area to collect the rubbish and beer bottles left strewn about by the locals. Since it is Gates Fort, perhaps it should be gated at night? A great place to take a picture of... More 

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Shropshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

The accessabilty and ability to imagine what it must have been like, all those years ago - inspiring.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Very small, clean fort. Good place for rocky coast pictures.

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Address: Address: Cut Rd, St. George, Bermuda
Location: Caribbean  >  Bermuda  >  St. George's Parish  >  St. George

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