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

St. George's Island is a good option for those wishing to visit Martello Tower, because those staying in this area of Bermuda will have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. There is a respectable bunch of lodgings in the neighborhood surrounding this facility.

Hotels near Martello Tower
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Grotto Bay Beach Resort Resort St. David's Island 0.7 mi. (4.6 km) S
Rosewood Tucker's Point Resort None 1.8 mi. (5.2 km) SSE
Aunt Neas Inn At Hillcrest Hotel St. David's Island 2.5 mi. (0.2 km) NE
The Mid Ocean Club Resort None 2.6 mi. (5.7 km) SE
Pink Beach Club Resort Bermuda 2.8 mi. (7.3 km) S
Mazarine by the Sea Guest house Bermuda 5.8 mi. (0.8 km) SW
Que Sera Guest house Bermuda 5.9 mi. (2.3 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

Energetic visitors will also be enchanted by the area because of the ample availability of open-air pursuits. Historic site patrons interested in testing their skills on the golf course can do so at the nearest course, Tucker's Point. Many moments can also be filled with time at Bailey's Bay, the nearest beach. However, an additional selection of beach and golf attractions remain in the region. Guests will encounter plenty of other interesting places to get away from the sun in the vicinity. You'll find a couple of nearby attractions -Ferry Island Fort and Coney Island Park- which are both situated a short distance from the historic site.


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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