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“reasonable prices compared to Hamilton”

Royal Naval Dockyard
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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.
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Large variety of gifts, prices were reasonable compared to Hamilton. The Rum cakes are delicious and the info from the the women selling them as to the tradition of them being made for weddings and not loaded with rum so the whole family can enjoy was appreciated. The price of food and drink on the island in general is not cheep but we enjoyed the frog and onion pub.

Thank cc79
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Our most recent outing here involved Bermuda's off-season Dockyard history walk, led by the fabulous Tim Rogers, Historian & Resident. While $8. for 2 Danish is enough to put one off ... I 'amortized' it by realizing that although we'd been on this same walk a year prior, it was still told with relish and made the area come alive at a time we most enjoy ...when there are NO cruise boats in port! Alas, it is BECAUSE of the Cruise boats that we HAVE this Disney-esque offering so close to our Somerset home! When we host visitors this weekend (for perhaps the 7 or 8th time since we moved here 10/2011), we'll once AGAIN avail ourselves of the Rum Cake factory, the Glassworks, the Ceramic Shop, the Craft Market and (wonderful) Art Gallery that provide a predictable good time for them. I'm grateful the tourist bureau offers the history walks and the Calypso /Taste-of-Bermuda Sundays, etc. so that Dockyard can continue to thrive during Bermuda's 'off' months.

1  Thank Wanderlassie
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The Commissioner's House is probably the best place to visit on the Island. From the porch on the second floor, there is a view of the entire Island. I would like to know more about the house, who lived there and who built it, but there was not a guide or a docent the day my husband and I visited.

2  Thank 341SusanM
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I had family reasons to be interested in the Dockyard. OK it was off season, but it would be better if there were more people around who could perhaps elaborate on the huge history in person... I was trying to find out about a particular regiment stationed at the site, but there was nobody to ask.

Hopefully the restoration can continue though as it's a big resource.

Thank Stephen E
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We recently spent a week in Sandy's Parish and got up to the dockyards on two occasions. A great place to sightsee, shop and eat. We highly recommend the Bermuda Rum Cakes (chocolate) and the Orange Tea Biscuits. AMAZING!
We ate lunch at the Frog and Onion pub - excellent atmosphere in or out, good food, and cold, micro-brewed beer.
The area is quiet and peaceful, and a group can easily split up to enjoy different things. In the summer, a train stops/drops-off around the dockyards for ease. In march, this was not running yet.
It is a beautiful scooter ride to/from the dockyards. Their are also scooter rentals available right at the dockyards (Oleander cycle I think), so if you are coming by ferry from another part of Bermuda, rent a scooter for half a day and explore these parishes. Really beautiful, natural, and unlike other parts of Bermuda.

Thank Caribou0203
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