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Fort Hamilton

Address: Happy Valley Rd., Hamilton, Bermuda
Phone Number: 441-292-1234
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Ranked #7 of 34 Attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: Built in the 1870s to protect the Royal Naval Dockyard, this fort now provides spectacular views of...
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: Built in the 1870s to protect the Royal Naval Dockyard, this fort now provides spectacular views of the bustling city of Hamilton and its harbor.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

As a resident here, I think Fort Hamilton is one of the many lovely forts in Bermuda.Many people mention great views, which is true, however, going down into the fort is much better in my opinion (i've seen the ocean too much!) However, I think around 4 in the afternoon they lock the gates. Very nice place!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Saw a fantastic Scottish Bag pipe group at Christmas here. With Scottish dancers from the local school. All free and really friendly. You must visit this place as it's such a small walk out of Hamilton but good to see. I would have enjoyed some more history learning here but there are lots of other sites on the island for... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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231 reviews 231 reviews
79 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The structure of the fort is well preserved, but there is little here to tell its history. (For history visit Fort St Catherine). What it offers is excellent views across Hamilton and its harbour. At noon on Mondays the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band offers a free display during the pipers' lunch hour. For a small group they played extremely well,... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was a great discovery. We just explored this fort with our son for an hour or so and took cool pics. It was a great discovery.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The fort sits on beautifully manicured grounds. It's obvious that there is pride put into keeping these grounds beautiful. Even though this is a fort it's very relaxing if you are searching for someplace to meditate. It overlooks parts of Hamilton and Front Street. I recommend a visit to the fort.

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bermuda
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you have transport it's a quick easy place to get to, but if you have to walk there it's a big hill. The views of Hamilton are beautiful.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a nice site but do not expect a well-developed tourist attraction. Below are my comments by functional area. Expectations. I prefer to visit sites that are militarily significant and have been restored to some extent. I am very interested in military history, fortifications, architecture and engineering. I researched this site prior to visiting so it was a worthwhile... More 

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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 October 2, 2014

Last time there were flowers in the borders and the grass was short. This time no flowers around the columns and the growth of bushes just alongside the fences on the upper levels meant we could not see the view so well at all. In fact the fence itself has become loose and probably dangerous in the upper South corner... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Compared to many forts that my wife and I have visited, Fort Hamilton does not offer much in the way of information on the buildings or their history, however the site has some very nice gardens and the views over Hamilton from the ramparts are well worth a visit for an hour or so. The guns in the fort are... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

One of the lovely Bermudians we met told us that if we were in Hamilton, we needed to visit Fort Hamilton. She told us that the fort was small, but the views were expansive. We took a taxi to the entrance, and walked right in to the fort. What was the moat is now a garden of sorts with a... More 

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