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Stroll along Front Street
Front Street runs along the water’s edge and the quaint pastel-coloured façade of the buildings greets passengers as they come ashore. Front Street is the life and soul of Hamilton City and is the hub of many activities. Visitors can also enjoy the plethora of shops and restaurants which are dotted around the heart of Hamilton.
Explore in style
Whilst you can enjoy many of Hamilton’s attractions on foot, you can also choose to see the area in style thanks to the many horse-drawn carriages and the Train Trolley. The horse-drawn carriages can take visitors on a variety of tours including through the narrow lanes of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St George. You will be transported back to the 17th century thanks to the old houses and historic forts which can be admired as well as the beautiful gardens and glass beaches. The Train Trolley ride has audio commentary which means you can sit back, relax and learn all about Hamilton’s history as the ride takes you past various landmarks and tourist sites.
Stunning architecture of the Bermuda Cathedral
Located in the heart of Hamilton City is the Bermuda Cathedral. Also known as the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, the main body of the church was made from Bermuda limestone and the structure boasts magnificent tinted glass windows, arches, warrior chapel and carved altar screens. It is worth tackling the 155 steps to the top of the cathedral’s tower where you will be rewarded with a glorious panoramic view of Hamilton and beyond.
A spelunker’s paradise
Hamilton, and indeed Bermuda in general, is known for its crystal-clear waters and tranquil beaches, however, it is also a fantastic place for spelunking. Bermuda boasts a labyrinth of more than 150 limestone cave systems with clear pools, stalactites and stalagmites, some of which can be admired on dedicated cave tours. Crystal Caves is a popular choice for many visitors who can walk along the designated floating pontoon walkways to gaze into the deep, clear underground formations. Its sister cave system is called Fantasy Caves where the walls are lined with mineral deposits which look like majestic waterfalls frozen in time.