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“Navy Dockyard & Sandys” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Naval Dockyard

Royal Naval Dockyard
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Bermuda Dockyard Segway Tour
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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.
Newquay, United Kingdom
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“Navy Dockyard & Sandys”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Good bars & restaurants at the Navy dockyard, the Bone Fish is a good place for drink or meal in the evening watching the world go by. Dolphin quest is a must for all ages seeing the young & older dolphins up close. For a afternoon relaxation there is the Snorkel park with bars are quiet in the afternoon but the evening it really raves. Next to the park is a " Pitch & Putt" golf course good fun and a bar for refreshments half way round the course, great to play as the sun goes down. Course there are the old buildings with the history of the island and Governors house on the hill overlooking the port. Plenty of shops from surfing clothes etc to gifts to take home, not forgetting the " Rum cake" which is made near the glass blowing shop, very good gift to take home if you can resist not eating it before you get home.

Sandys is a short bus ride down to Somerset with bars, restaurants & shops full of old charm where you can mix with the locals over a beer or sit and watch the people and their boats go about their enjoyment in Bermuda. If you are there in August there is a raft race which is hilarious to watch, it is a big event on Bermuda and not many rafts finish the race. Where ever you go on the island of Bermuda you are always made welcome by all who live there. The must for drinks to try in Bermuda is a Dark & Stormy which is Dark rum & Ginger beer it is a very nice soothing drink or Rum Swizzle, once again it is Dark rum and fruit juice, very refreshing but potent!!!!** Enjoy Bermuda we did

Visited August 2013
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Findlay, Ohio
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“Cool site to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was one of my favorite parts of the island. Dolphin Quest is in this area, too. It's a nice place to walk around ad learn some history. Cruise ships stop here like crazy, so expect a lot of people walking around. I couldn't look in the shops without women literally shoving me out of the way. The shops were open at weird times, too. There is a cute little bakery in the area with great food. There's a glassblowing shop that I highly recommend visiting. Oh, and rum cake!!!

Visited August 2013
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Savage, Minnesota
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“need a guide”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Looking at it, it looks like a bunch of old buildings and rocks. We had a guide take us around the Dockyards and commissioners home. So much history here. Without a guide you would never know it! If you are going for the history, 2-4 hours is needed as the buildings are spread out. There is a charge for this.
It is promoted as a shopping area but I wasn't impressed with the stores. They are spread out and most merchandise can be found in Hamilton. I found a branch of the glass work store in St Georges where we were staying. I was specifically looking for Bermuda honey so went to the craft store. I was told they didn't have it for over a year. Later, I found out the Art store around the corner had it but I wasn't referred there. For a small, close knit community, I thought that odd.
If going for the shopping, allow 2-3 hours to see all the shops as they are spread out in several locations.
This area requires LOTS of walking to get to all the areas whether for history or for shopping so have good walking shoes on. Plus the grounds are uneven & there is cobbled stone in areas.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Forboding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

As the ferry was not running we travelled by bus from Hamilton which was a great way to see the island. This is a very interesting area but overall I got quite an eerie feeling. There is a lot of history here which is important to experience. A lot of the shops were closed but a number of the restaurants were open and we had a good lunch.

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful Area !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

The dockyards are a lovely area with restaurants, activities, parks and stores. We rode up and everything was closed.. it was so beautifully built that we decided to come back when they opened.. glad we did.
Gorgeous settings and nice stores and restaurants. If I remember correctly, they also had a dolphin show which we didn't have time to go see.

Visited December 2013
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