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

Those wishing to visit Gates Fort may choose to book their trip in St. George's Island, as those staying in this area of Bermuda will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, perhaps because there are so few hotels close.

Location and What's Nearby

Gates Fort is a terrific option for those wanting to pick from a variety of food and drink options nearby. The most convenient place to eat is White Horse Pub, which offers Caribbean meals. White Horse Pub is maybe around three quarters of a mile away from this landmark, so grab a table and enjoy a meal. Also within a short distance, you will find restaurants such as Tavern by the Sea and Wahoo's Waterside Bistro and Patio where you and your party should not get up and go without trying 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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