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Gates Fort

Address: Cut Rd, St. George, Bermuda
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Ranked #16 of 21 Attractions in St. George
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Fort built in 1609 by Sir Thomas Gates, governor-designate of Virginia.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Fort built in 1609 by Sir Thomas Gates, governor-designate of Virginia.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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232 reviews 232 reviews
80 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
111 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
10 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

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

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