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“A little disappointing”

Royal Naval Dockyard
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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 July 23, 2013

This was touted as the best place to shop. The shopping area was much smaller than I was led to believe, and they close at 6 PM. It was clean and there is a good variety of merchandise. Restrooms are strategically placed. What I enjoyed most about the area were the historic items such as anchors, telephone booths and other things that lent themselves to great photos with the family.

Thank Trippin26
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We went on a Monday night, as we were told that the stores stay open late. However, more than half of the stores were closed when we arrived at 6PM, even though two cruise ships were in port. We had a nice dinner and walked around for about 30minutes and went back to our hotel

Thank cmbtravel1
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We've been to Bermuda a few times now over the last three decades. Hamilton was the place for shopping and hanging. The last couple of times, the dockyard was not very impressive, but it's becoming a better place. The shopping has expanded and has a unique local market that you will not find elsewhere on the island. Dining is also improving with more restaurants. It is worth a trip via ferry, moped, or bus. Watch locals make beautiful glass-blown everything! See Bermuda Rum Cake made, sample some, and take some home. Much more to do and see.

1  Thank plastx2
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Our cruise ship docked in King's Wharf (Royal Naval Dockyard). After we took the ferry over to Hamilton, we were glad this was our "home port" while we were on the island. It was small enough to walk around and see it all in a day (or less, depending on what all you do there). For those unable to walk very much there is a free shuttle train that makes it easy to get around also. We bought a few tourist trinkets in the Clocktower Shopping Mall, spent some time at Snorkel Park (free and a nice low-key beach not far from the ship), and found ourselves enchanted by the National Museum of Bermuda (where we expected to maybe spend 1/2 hr or so but didn't leave until 3 1/2 hrs later because it was so interesting). We also liked the convenience of the ferries that left out of King's Wharf. But there are also taxis, buses, and even rent-a-scooters all right there too. It made it easy to get to other parts of Bermuda, yet we also got to experience history, the beach, and shopping right there too.

Thank HauntJauntsGrl
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Clean, friendly and not over the top touristy. Almost everything you want is located at Dockyard and within a few minutes of walking: Shops, nice small mall, water excursions, museum/dolphins, bus, cab and ferry transportation. food vendors, restaurants, etc. I found the prices very affordable for souvenirs. The cruise ships dock here which makes it a little more crowded at times. The ferry is the best way to get back and forth to Hamilton and St. George and they stay on schedule too! Its an easy shopping trip. The Bermuda Run Cake Factory is a must if you like cake.

1  Thank Gail R
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