Hamilton Travel Guide, Bermuda
Hamilton Travel Guide - General Information
Located on the Northern side of Hamilton Harbor, in Pembroke Perish, the city of Hamilton is the capital of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. It is not only a political, but also financial and cultural center and the principal seaport of Bermuda. The city was founded in 1790 and named after Sir Henry Hamilton, the then governor of the island. Hamilton became capital in 1815, because of its central location on the island that made future expansions possible. It is the domicile of many companies, so it has got a busy international business economy. In spite of the fact that Hamilton is a capital city, the number of its permanent inhabitants is approximately 1000. You would see more people, of course, as the city is always filled with tourists. The subtropical climate could not make the place more pleasant for those who love sunshine, watersports and golf.
Hamilton Travel Guide – Getting Around
The city is the focal point of everything on the island, including transportation. Most tourists come via the cruise lines from nearby cities like Jacksonville but if you would rather fly, you can also find some cheap flights to Hamilton. Once in the city you can change to mopeds, bicycles or maybe taxis to explore the city and the surroundings. Ferries and boats take people to the other parts of the island. The natural environment is amazing but there are plenty of other attractions as well from shopping and great restaurants to the best scuba diving possibilities and golf courses. There aren’t many places for accommodation inside Hamilton, but there are nice hotels like Princess Hotel and Waterloo House in Pembroke Parish very close to the city.
Hamilton Travel Guide – Must See
Hamilton is an attraction in itself and the best thing about it is that there is no best time to go there, every single month of the year is perfect for a Bermuda vacation. First of all it is a wonderful port town and the beautiful pastel-colored houses make it a great scene for long walks. Among the must-sees of Hamilton you may find the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, a modern and wonderful place destined to present the wonders of the ocean surrounding the islands. The Bermuda Historical Society Museum presents a wide collection of items related to the history of Bermuda from the beginnings. Further great stations of a sightseeing tour can be Fort Hamilton which gives a stunning view over the city and the harbor as well as the Sessions House on Church Street. This latter is a beautiful Georgian building that now hosts the Supreme Court and Bermuda’s House of Assembly.
This Hamilton travel guide is only a taste of what you can experience. The city is a real jewel of Bermuda as well as of the Caribbean those who were once there will never forget it.
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