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Royal Naval Dockyard

Address: Bermuda
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in the early 1800s, this dockyard is now the largest museum in...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in the early 1800s, this dockyard is now the largest museum in Bermuda and features exhibits on the island's maritime history.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As my partner and I were there in the off-season, we saved sight seeing for less than perfect days. What a pay-off. We spent 2.5 hours looking, learning, wandering, all around the complex and we only encountered 4 other people. The exhibits are comprehensive and well presented. We explored every inch. Extremely inexpensive for what we were offered.

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Hadley, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The story of the Royal Nay Dockyard begins after the British lose the Revolutionary War. Realizing that to remain a world power they must have a base in the Atlantic they make it Bermuda. This building was the Commissioner's residence and houses a number of enlightening exhibits. Combine that with the historical significance of the Dockyard and you have a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our cruiseship docked right next to the Royal Naval Dockyard. We enjoyed walking around on cobble streets and looking at old buildings and odd statues-monuments. There is an air-conditioned Clock Tower shopping mall - great place to cool down and check out some local crafts. The castle on the edge of the dockyard is actually a prison (a local told... More 

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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

Really enjoyed the history and smaller shops there. Do the dolphin quest and get to go round the commissioners house for free. Lots to read and really great views all the way around!

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London, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very quiet day we visited due to off season. Some stores closed. We did visit Clocktower Mall. Small shops mostly artisans. Also saw some beautiful pottery. Did not take in museum or dolphins as we ran out of time. I do think it would be a fun place in better weather. We did have lunch at the Frog and Onion.... 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The dockyard was extremely important for the Royal Navy, but ceased to be used for that purpose over 50 years ago. The whole complex is being steadily restored, including the excellent Bermuda National Museum (see my separate review), with the Great Eastern Storehouse turned into a shopping outlet - to give it a use - working boat yards and other... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We ate at the Frog & Onion Pub, and then we needed to walk off the fabulous food, so we wandered around the shops which were lovely. We were looking for a Christening gift for my husband's 1st grandchild, and we found a lovely pair of Bermuda bangles in silver for Libby-Rose. Then I found a lovely pink body-suit with... More 

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Snow Camp, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We took the ferry over from Hamilton. There are a lot of shops. We are not really shoppers. The best part was the fort and the museum which we enjoyed. Ate at the Frog and Penny which we liked. Took the bus back which is a nice ride.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited during Christmas break so in the low season. No cruise ships therefore easy to walk around but few attractions closed. Did the fun golf, which is bit pricey for what you get. Checked the museum and dolphin quest. Stopped for lunch in onion and frog pub, average. Caught the ferry from Hamilton which was cheap and quick. Nice plus... More 

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Hampstead, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A cruise line stop that is just OK. There are a few things to do locally, but it only takes a day to do all of them. Mostly gift shops and restaurants. If you want to go to the city, it takes an hour bus ride (if you want to be economical) or a more expensive taxi ride. For sun... More 

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