Once you arrive you can walk around to see the town. It is a hilly so having someone in a wheel chair would be difficult in some areas of the town. It is flat along the water front as seen below on Front Street.
The town is very clean with Colonial - Caribbean architecture and you see the influence of the Great Britain all around - which is good considering it's a British colony. Although in 1957 Bermuda became a self governing island after nearly 2 centuries as Britain's oldest colony.
The US also has a naval air station in St. George's Parish named Kindley Field with the agreement to remain until 2040. [Frommers History of Bermuda]. Here in Bermuda you will find British charm and African heritage along with other influences of old and new cultural mixes. (Read More History)
So what to do in Hamilton? If you are a history seeker then there are historic churches and Fort Hamilton (free) to consider. Or you can head east down Front Street and sit in on a session of Parliament.
There are shops, pubs, and the National Gallery with exhibits and artifacts from Bermuda, Africa, and Europe.
Nature lovers will enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as the Aquarium, Museum, Zoo and Botanical gardens that fills 36 acres for you to explore.
As we said goodbye to Hamilton on our way back to the Royal Dockyard and our ship we were sad we didn't have more time in this lovely town. Therefore I encourage to get out and about early as the ferry does have certain hours of operation and you don't want to miss the boat. The first photo above with the little sail boats were junior sailors learning to navigate their craft.
Until next time...
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