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To help you discover the island’s finest Bermuda attractions, our resort staff has compiled a Bermuda travel guide filled with popular destinations and hidden treasures

A Bird’s Eye View
Fairmont Southampton is located at the highest point of the island and offers spectacular sites just a few steps away. Head out the back door of the hotel and be sure to bring your camera for the short walk to the Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse. For $2.50, you can climb the 185 steps to the balcony at the top of the lighthouse and experience incredible views of the entire island and the surrounding turquoise water. Erected in 1846, the lighthouse is one of the oldest cast iron lighthouses in the world, and the balcony sits 385 ft. above sea level. After your climb, reward yourself with a snack from Lighthouse Tea Room.

Downtown Hamilton
Take the complimentary hotel ferry to downtown City of Hamilton and catch a glimpse of the island's past.  Unique Bermudian architecture of pastel-colored buildings that have watched over Hamilton Harbour for generations.  Enjoy our local restaurants that offer everything from local cuisine to the finest sushi.

On any Monday to Friday, you may see Bermuda’s businessmen in their traditional work attire of Bermuda shorts and blazers. Introduced with the military, this look was adopted by Bermudians as a perfect solution to remaining cool while conducting business in warmer climes. The Bermuda National Gallery is located in City Hall and hosts a variety of lunchtime lecture series.

Royal Naval Dockyard
Take the island's "pink bus" to the historic Royal Naval Dockyard. The scenic journey takes approximately 30 minutes each way. Enter the Maritime Museum and visit the Commissioner’s House for a history of Bermuda’s maritime past.  

For children and adults alike, take this opportunity to visit Dolphin Quest located in the Maritime Museum keep. There are a variety of programs available. Reservations are required in order to secure your place in advance.

Visit the Frog and Onion Pub located in an old 18th Century stone building at The Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda for British pub food. The Cooper's Room features a giant fireplace as its centerpiece and the back patio has an excellent view of The Historic Victualling Yard. Return by bus or take the ferry back, it’s a great way to view Bermuda from land and sea. 

Go West – Exploring Somerset Village and Sandys
Somerset Bridge, the smallest drawbridge in the world. It was built in the 17th Century and designed to accommodate a one-masted sailboat. At Somerset Bridge explore the historic Rail Trail. The short-lived Bermuda Railway is now a picturesque walking trail across the island, featuring marvelous views along the way and the portion in Sandys Parish is particularly beautiful.

The East End: Historic St. George
he Town of St. George’s, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, deserves a full day.  From the narrow streets with names such as Featherbed Alley and Old Maid Lane, this town was made for exploring. Unlike Jamestown or Williamsburg, St. George’s retains the look and feel of its 17th century origins and tells the story of the early days of Bermuda. There are a variety of plaques and identifiers throughout the town to use as guides making it easy to navigate and there are colonial re-enactments at King’s Square daily. Take your time and explore street by street. As you wander through the Town of St. George’s, be sure to visit the Tucker House Museum.  Originally built as a merchant’s house, the simple whitewashed building is named for one of the colony’s most important figures as President of the Governor’s Council, Henry Tucker. The elegant interior takes you on a journey through history with its candlelit chandeliers, four-poster beds, and brick ovens. Priceless antiques and artwork make this museum and attraction that is not to be missed.

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