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                            Preliminaries
Contents
Introduction
Travel Information
Sightseeing
Adventures
Where to Eat
Where to Stay
Addenda
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explosion on Easter Sunday in 1970. The church you see before

you is a faithful reproduction of that one. It’s quite small, more

like a cottage than a church, but a church it is, and a very popular

one too. It is thought that the pews, the communion table and the

pulpit came from the original church of 1612. The church silver is

the oldest on the island, with some pieces dating back to the late

16th century. Old Devonshire is open daily from 9 am until 5:30

pm and admission is free.

From the Old Devonshire Church, turn south onto Brighton Hill

Road and walk for about three-quarters of a mile to South Shore

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Palm Grove is an 18-acre estate of landscaped gardens, the main

feature ofwhich is the pond,with its reliefmap ofBermuda.On the

map, each parish is picked out and landscaped with close-cropped

lawns. It’s different and it’s fun. Palm Grove is open Monday

through Thursday from 9 am until 5 pm and admission is free.

FromPalmGrove, return to SouthShoreRoad andwalk east for a

short distance to a small side road leading off to the right. You’ll

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DevonshireBay is a quiet place, often deserted, always pleasant –

a good spot to spend some time picnicking, swimming, or just re-

laxing and watching the ocean and the sea birds swooping and

diving. You’ll probably need a rest after all the walking you’ve

done to get here! The battery, a small fort, was once a part of the

islands’ defensive system. It’s now a somewhat lonely place on a

site overlooking the bay. Bring your camera.

At the end of the day you can return to SouthShoreRoad and grab

a number 1 bus back to Hamilton.

Touring Smith’s Parish

From Hamilton, take a number 1 bus going to St.

George’s or Grotto Bay – there’s one leaving every 30

minutes from 6:45 am onward, Monday through Fri-

day, from 8:15 on Saturday, and every hour from 11

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am on Sunday. Ask to be dropped off at the junction of Collector’s

Hill and Sayle Road in Smith’s Parish.

Smith’s has a long and interesting history dating back to the early

17th century. It’s home to the islands’ largest and most diverse

nature reserve, and a unique aquarium.Hikers and nature lovers

will feel right at home here.

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lector’sHill andSayleRoad. It’s the finest historic house on the is-

land. Thought to have been built in 1710 by ship owner John

Dickinson, the house very much resembles an English country

manor in the classic style, with four large chimneys above an un-

usual roof. Over the years a number of interesting people have

called this their home.

The interior of the house is filled with the memorabilia of

Bermudian history covering more than 250 years. The early fam-

ily portraits were painted by John Green, an American loyalist

refugee who fled to Bermuda fromPhiladelphia at the close of the

War of Independence. Green married one of John Dickinson’s

granddaughters and soon became a prominent member of the is-

lands’ political community, being appointed a judge of the Court

of the Vice Admiralty. The last private owner of the property was

a somewhat eccentric old lady who lived out her lifetime, some 75

years, surrounded by memories. When she died, her family sold

the old house to theBermudaHistoricMonuments Trust, now the

Bermuda National Trust, who opened it to the public in 1956.

None of the furniture you see here belonged to the original owners

of the house – only the family portraits by John Green. Even so,

the furniture that does fill the house provides a cross-section of

Bermudian and English styles over the 18th and 19th centuries.

The handmade cedar staircase is unique; the newels have remov-

able caps to accommodate candles. The upstairs nursery is filled

with antique toys, and one has only to blink and look around to

imagine small children at play dressed in the bright clothing of a

bygone age.

Other items of interest at Verdmont include the two 19th-century

pianos and a fine china tea service, thought to have been a gift

from the Emperor Napoleon to President Madison. Unfortu-

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Hamilton Parish, 111-116, 147; accom-
modations, 186-187, 194; beaches, 62;
birdwatching, 114; bus terminals,
112, 113; Bermuda Perfume Factory,
111-112; Cahow Lake, 112; Castle Is-
land, 114; Crystal Caves, 112; dining,
62, 113, 178, 181; equipment rental,
62; getting there, 115; Glass Blowing
Studio, 112-113; golf courses, 159-
160; history, 114; Leamington Caves,
113-114; Natural Arches, 114; None-
such Island, 115-116; shopping, 112;
Statue of Liberty, 113; Tom Moore’s
Tavern, 113; Tucker’s Town, 52

Handicap access, 40, 59, 72
Hiking routes, 3, 15, 173-175; Bermuda
Railway Trail, 173-175; map, Tribe
Roads, 51, 173

History, 4-5, 7-9, 44, 61, 71, 83, 110-111
Horseback riding, 171-172

Insurance, 39
International Game Fish Association
(IGFA), 119-120

Lightbourn, Jack71-72

Medical services, 44-45
Moore, Sir George, 83

National Park System, 48

Package operators, 23-24
Package vacations, 15-16, 22-38
Paget Parish, 3, 44, 52, 53, 60-61, 103-
105; accommodations, 189, 192, 193-
194, 195, 197, 198; beaches, 60-61,
birdwatching, 105; Botanical Gar-
dens, 104-105; bus terminals, 103,
104; Camden, 105; Clermont, 103;
dining, 61, 178; equipment rentals,
122; getting there, 60-61, 103; history,
103; Paget Marsh, 104; St. Paul’s
Church, 103-104; shopping, 105, 170

Passports & visas, 38-39
Pembroke Parish, 3, 52, 61; accommoda-
tions, 186, 187-189,190, 191, 192, 193,
194, 195, 196, 197, 198; Anglican Ca-
thedral of the Most Holy Trinity, 66;
Bank of Bermuda, 70; Barr’s Bay
Park, 70; beaches, 71; Bermuda His-
torical Society Museum, 69, 108; Ber-
muda Public Library, 69; Bermuda
National Gallery, 67; Bermuda Un-
derwater Exploration Institute, 71-
72; bus terminals, 66, 70; City Hall,
66, 67, 68; dining, 68, 69, 72, 167, 177,
178-181; equipment rentals, 122; Fort

Hamilton, 66; getting there, 61; gov-
ernment, 66-67; Government House,
66; Hamilton, 4, 8, 21, 22, 49, 52, 53,
54, 64-72, 83, 85, 108; Hamilton Har-
bour, 64; history, 61, 64, 66, 68, 71;
map, 65; Par-la-Ville Gardens, 68-69;
Perot Post Office, 68; Point Pleasant
Park, 70; Royal Bermuda Yacht Club,
70, 165; SessionsHouse, 67; shopping,
68, 69, 72, 167-169; snorkeling, 71;
Spanish Point, 70-71; touring, 64-74;
Victoria Park, 67; Washington Mall,
68

Postal service, 46

Rainey, Hayne, 91
Ribbon of Green, 48-49
Roosevelt, Franklin D., 4-5
Royal Naval Dockyard, 4, 49, 50, 53, 71,
72, 74, 75, 76, 77-83, 147; Bermuda
Children’s Museum, 82; Bermuda
Train Company, 81-82; Boat Loft, 81;
ClocktowerCentre, 80, 81; Cooperage,
80-81; dining, 80; Gumba Trail and
Outdoor Museum, 82-83; Dockyard
Snorkel Park, 82; history, 79; The
Keep, 81;map, 78;MaritimeMuseum,
79, 80, 81, 82; shopping, 80; snorkel-
ing, 82; Victualling Yard, 80

Rules & regulations, 5, 51-52

Sailing, 165-166
St. George’s, 3, 11, 20, 21, 52, 63, 83-95,
114; accommodations, 193, 195, 196;
Barber’s Alley, 91; beaches, 63; Ber-
muda Biological Station for Research,
95; Bermuda National Trust Mu-
seum, 86; Bridge House, 87-88; bus
terminals, 86, 95; Carriage Museum,
91-92; Carter House, 94-95; Confeder-
ate Museum, 92; The Deliverance, 87;
dining, 63, 86, 178, 181; equipment
rentals, 63; Featherbed Alley Print-
ery, 89; festivals, 86, 88; Fort St. Cath-
arine, 85, 92-93; Gates Fort, 93;
getting there, 83; Globe Hotel, 86, 92;
golf courses, 161; government, 87, 90;
Historical Society Museum, 89; his-
tory, 83, 85, 86-87, 90, 91, 94;marinas,
21; map, 84; Old Rectory, 89; Ord-
nance Island, 87; St. Catherine’s
Point, 7, 8; St. David’s Lighthouse, 93-
94, 116; St. George, 4, 8, 83-95; St. Pe-
ter’s Church, 89-91; shopping, 95;
Somers’ Gardens, 88; StateHouse, 88,
90; Town Hall, 87; Tucker House Mu-
seum, 91; Unfinished Church, 88

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Sandy’s Parish, 3, 57, 72-83; accommoda-
tions, 192-193; Beach Park, 76;
beaches, 57, 72, 76; Daniel’s Head
Park, 76; dining, 72, 75, 76, 77, 83, 170,
178; dive operators, 145; equipment
rentals, 122; fishing, 76; forts, 72; get-
ting there,72, 74, 83; Great Sound, 75,
76, 81, 83; Haydon Trust, 75; history,
77; Lagoon Park, 77; Long Bay Beach,
76; Mangrove Bay, 76; Mangrove Bay
Wharf, 76-77; map, 73, 78; Naval Cem-
etery, 77; Railway Trail, 74; St. James’
Church, 75; Scaur Hill Fort Park, 74-
75; Sea Gardens, 76; shopping, 72, 76,
169-170; snorkeling, 76; Somerset, 11,
53; Somerset Bridge, 74; Somerset
Long Bay Park and Nature Reserve,
76; Somerset Village, (also: Village of
Somerset), 57, 74, 76; Springfield &
Gilbert Nature Reserve, 75-76; swim-
ming, 76, 77; touring, 72-83;West End,
50, 72-74

Shipwrecks, 130-145; Beumaris Castle,
130, 132; Blanch King, 132; Caesar,
132; Caraquet, 132, 139; Colonel Wil-
liam Ball, 133; Constellation, 133-134,
138, 147; Cristobal Colon, 134-135,
137; Curlew, 135; Darlington, 136; Ea-
gle, 136, 143; H.M.S. Cerberus, 132-
133; H.M.S. Vixen, 144; Hermes, 136;
Iristo, 137; Kate, 137; King, 138;
L’Herminie, 138; Lartington, 138;
Madiana, 139; map, 131; Marie
Celeste, 139-140; Minnie Breslauer,
140; Montana, 140; North Carolina,
140-141; Pelinaion, 141-142;
Pollockshields, 141-142; Ramona, 142;
San Antonio, 142; San Pedro, 142-143;
Sea Venture, 7-8, 70, 86, 113, 143;
Taunton, 143; VirginiaMerchant, 143-
144; Wynchwood, 144-145; Zovetto,
145

Smith, William, 111-112
Smith’s Parish, 62, 106-111; accommoda-
tions, 190,194; Aquarium and Zoo,
110-111; beaches, 62; bus terminals,
106-107, 109; Devil’s Hole Aquarium,
108-109; dining, 62; Flatts Village,
110; getting there, 106-107, 109; his-

tory, 108; John Smith’s Bay, 101;
SpanishRock, 108; Spittal Pond, 108;
Verdmont Museum, 107-108

Snorkeling, 3, 55, 58, 60, 62, 146, 150-
155; cruises, 151-155; equipment
rentals, 155-156

Somers, Sir George, 7-8, 70, 72, 87-88,
108

South Shore National Park, 55, 58-59,
60, 61-62

Southampton Parish, 3, 57-59, 97-101;
accommodations, 190-191, 196, 197;
beaches, 58-59, 100; dining, 58-59,
99-100, 179, 180, 181; dive operators,
148-150; Dolphin Quest Bermuda,
101; equipment rentals, 122; getting
there, 97-98; GibbsHill, 49, 53; Gibbs
Hill Lighthouse, 99; golf courses, 160;
Horseshoe Bay, 100-101; shopping,
99, 100; South Shore Park, 100;
Whale Bay Fort, 98

Swimming, 15, 150-155; Devonshire
Parish, 106; Sandy’s Parish, 76, 77;
Warwick Parish, 102, 103

Tennis, 3, 43, 103
Tourist Information Offices, 53, 61, 64,
70, 86, 175

Transportation, island, 5, 50-54, 64-72,
70; bicycles, 50, 53; busses, 40, 53;
ferries, 53-54, 83; mopeds, 50, 53;
rentals, 52

Tucker, Daniel, 114
Tucker, Edward “Teddy”, 91, 143-144

Virginia Company, 7, 8

Warwick Parish, 3, 101-103; accommo-
dations, 186, 189, 194, 195; Astwood
Park, 103; beaches, 59-60, 102-103;
bus terminals, 103; Christ Church,
102; dining, 60, 179, 180, 181; golf
courses, 159, 160-161; history, 102;
Jobson’s Cove, 102; snorkeling, 102;
swimming, 102, 103;WarwickCamp,
102; Warwick Long Bay, 102-103

When to go, 13-15
Wilkinson, Mrs. Bernard, 91-92
Wingate, David, 115-116

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