Gates Fort

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One of the smaller forts on Bermuda, Gates Fort was likely built more as a lookout tower than a heavy-fire position. Built around 1610 stood guard over the point for sixty years, when it was re-purposed as a private residence. However, by 1922, the fort was back in the possession of the government, and today can be toured by the public.


Guests can feel free to explore the old fort and the grounds. While it is small, the view is fantastic, and it is easy to see why this was a good vantage point to fortify. If you come at the right time, you can watch the cruise ships sail in and navigate through the channel from here.

Staying Close

Consider staying in St. George's Island if you plan on visiting Gates Fort, as those visiting this part of Bermuda will have easy site access during their time there. There isn't much congestion in the area near the historic site, especially as there are so few hotel rooms nearby.

Location and What's Nearby

There are a decent number of restaurants to select from in the region immediately near Gates Fort. The most convenient eatery is White Horse Pub, which dishes out Caribbean food. The dining establishment is a short ways off, but far-off enough that you might need to make arrangements for having some mode of transportation to arrive. Tavern by the Sea and Wahoo's Waterside Bistro and Patio offer additional refreshment choices nearby. At Wahoo's Waterside Bistro and Patio you and your companions can't leave without ordering a plate of their specialty, desserts, among others.



There is no admission to enter the fort.

Contact Information

Location: Cut Road, St. George's Island, Bermuda


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