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.
St. George's Island is a good option for those wishing to visit Gates Fort, because visitors to this part of Bermuda will be pleased to have easy site access throughout their trip. With only a small number of accommodations around the neighborhood around this historical site, a small amount of tourist movement should be expected.
|Aunt Neas Inn At Hillcrest||Hotel||St. David's Island||1.0 mi. (0.2 km)||W|
If you're time spent at this site has got your stomach growling, think about trying one of the restaurants in the vicinity. The most convenient restaurant is White Horse Pub, which sells Caribbean dishes. The restaurant is only around three quarters of a mile away from this site's location, so stop in and eat up! Tavern by the Sea and Temptations are some of the additional restaurant options close to Gates Fort. At Temptations you will be able to eat some American dishes and experience the Bermuda culture.
There is no admission to enter the fort.
Location: Cut Road, St. George's Island, Bermuda
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