|Its all about ships
Not everything in Bermuda is in one of
the three centers of interest. There are
attractions and places to see in the
countryside as well. This page presents
a few examples.
Cruise port - photo tour - Bermuda - page 5
The Bermuda countryside is quite pictureseque with traces
of the islands' British past mixing with its subtropical
vegetation. Somewhat more difficult to glimpse are the
mansions of the international rich and famous in
communities such as Tuckers Town.
* This photo tour and the accompanying commentary should only be viewed as a general guide that is based upon one writer's research
and experiences. Accordingly, readers should do their own research prior to their journey. Beyondships is not affiliated with any of the
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Nor is inclusion in this photo tour a recommendation of the entity shown, its products, services or facilities.
OUT OF TOWN
The Bermuda Botanical Gardens was a favorite
place of former-Beatle John Lennon when he stayed
in Bermuda. Reportedly, Lennon was inspired to
begin writing new music when he was in Bermuda
and the name of his final album "Double Fantasy" is
the name of a flower that he first encountered at the
Botanical Gardens. (see separate article)
Bermuda boasts the Somerset Bridge, the smallest
draw bridge in the world. It only opens enough for the
mast of a sailboat to pass through.
|Left: The Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is the world's oldest
cast iron lighthouse, built in 1846. Vistors can climb the
185 steps to the top to enjoy a panoramic view of the
island and surroundinng sea.
At the other end of Bermuda is the St. David's
Not far from the smallest bridge is the
smallest (and one of the oldest) church in
Bermuda, the Heydon Chapel. Built in the
early 1600s, it sits in a 43 acre private park
that is open to the public.
Built by the British in the 19th century in
order to defend Bermuda against a possible
American invasion, Fort Scaur sits atop a
hill in Somerset. The American attack never
came and by World War II, relations
between the two countries were such that
American soldiers were stationed at the
Since it is a hilltop fortress, the site offers
In addition, the fort is home to a stone
that reportedly can predict the weather.
On the grounds of the Botantical Gardens is the Masterworks
Art Museum with a collection featuring works by Bermuda
artists, artists who have visited Bermuda and art about Bermuda.
Also on the grounds is Camden
House, the offical residence of
Bermuda's prime minister. Built in
the 1700s, this colonial style
mansion has a collection of art and