Martello Tower

The only martello-style tower built on Bermuda, the Martello Tower was built around 1822 to defend St. George's Island in the event that the mainland of Bermuda was lost. The tower, which had fallen into disrepair, was finally renovated in 2008 and is open to the public.

Staying Close

Martello Tower is located in St. George's Island, which means those visiting this region of Bermuda will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. There is a sufficient number of hotels in the area nearby Martello Tower.

Hotels near Martello Tower
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Grotto Bay Beach Resort Resort 0.7 mi. (4.6 km) S
Rosewood Tucker's Point Resort 1.8 mi. (5.2 km) SSE
The Mid Ocean Club Resort 2.6 mi. (5.7 km) SE
Pink Beach Club Resort 2.8 mi. (7.3 km) S

Location and What's Nearby

Island pastimes like playing a few holes of golf and beach-going are also enjoyed by many here. Guests with an interest in trying out their ability around the course, can do so at the closest golfing facility, which is Tucker's Point. Sunny days can also be filled with time at Bailey's Bay, the nearest beach. Even though the options above are the easiest to get to, you'll still have access to numerous similar outdoor options. Visitors will discover plenty of indoor places to visit in this general area. Not far away are another pair of alluring attractions close by--Ferry Island Fort and Coney Island Park.


Operating Hours

The fort is open to the public in the summer months, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. You can still access the fort in the winter, but you will need special permission for the Department of Parks.

Contact Information

Location: St. George's Island, Bermuda


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