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“Great Piece of History”

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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Piece of History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Probably the most history-buff friendly site on the island. A large museum compound with lots to read about and see. It is right near the cruise ship terminal, so the huge ships tend to loom over everything and dominate pictures taken towards that direction. The Commissioner's House at the top is worth a visit of two or three hours, and lots of great views from the parapets from all directions.

Visited June 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very nice harbor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Well organized, clean, secure. Everything is 5 min away: stores, restaurants, beach, museum, ferries, buses, taxis. What to ask more !!!

Visited June 2014
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Northern Virginia
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“More Like Royal Naval Shopping Mall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

We arrived by cruise ship, which is a perfect reuse for this old naval facility. The exterior stone walls and buildings have been well restored and preserved but there is little left to see of the original structure on the interior of the buildings. From the inside this could be any shopping mall you have ever seen.

Dockyards is at the far west end of Bermuda but Hamilton and St. Georges are a short trip by fast ferry which docks within an easy walk of the cruise ship wharves.

If you are a bit more adventurous you can rent a scooter and ride to the farthest points in Bermuda in about an hour. Oleander Cycles has a rental office at the Dockyards. Other scooter rental companies will pick you up at the ship and shuttle you to their office.

Visited June 2014
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Florence
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303 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Shopping and some food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's a cute little get away. We enjoyed getting away and seeing the sites. Lots of cruise ships in and out all day.

Visited July 2014
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Pensacola, Florida
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“Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited the RND dockyards several times as we travelled around Bermuda on their ferry and bus system.

The shops and restaurants are very cruise ship tourist oriented and can be crowded when the cruise ships are at dock. The area has what I call “Cruise Ship Veneer”. To see a more real Bermuda we recommend you hop a bus or ferry and venture out from the dockyards.

The architecture of the old English fort was fascinating. Unfortunately we were not able to visit the National Museum of Bermuda which is located here because our schedule did not match their opening hours.

(As a side note: We recommend you check out a 1 to 3 day bus/ferry pass. It is a great and economical way to see the island. The pass is good for both the public ferries and busses. We found it difficult to find a bus schedule and the bus stops are not marked at all. We did find that the drivers are very helpful. Let them know you are visiting and where you want to go and they will drop you at the nearest stop. We seldom waited more than 15 to 20 minutes for a bus. )

Visited June 2014
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