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

Fort built in 1609 by Sir Thomas Gates, governor-designate of Virginia.

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Lovely little fort

This is a lovely spot to stop along the Cut Road in St. Georges. The fort is small and easy to explore, no crowds or admission fee. The views of the churning water on the rocks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Arlington, VA
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Arlington, VA
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141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a lovely spot to stop along the Cut Road in St. Georges. The fort is small and easy to explore, no crowds or admission fee. The views of the churning water on the rocks below is impressive. From St. George's it's about a mile walk, and you can do a nice 3 mile loop from town along Cut... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

worth giving this a 10 min stop! great views of the ocean and the some huge cannons to look at and pose with. The cannons are the type that can shoot further than the horizon! Be careful of the cliff with small children. Even Though it is not wheelchair accessible our tour guide drove the van out into the park.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The views from this fort are spectacular. There aren't crowds so you are not rushed like other places which is great. From the fort you will see the reefs and realize just how naturally protected this country is.

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Thank NotEnoughVac
middlesex nj
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank amy g
Maine
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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Thank judith s
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 130 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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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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