Fort Hamilton, Hamilton

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Gaze over the Hamilton harbour from Fort Hamilton, a fort originally built in the 1870s to protect the harbour from possible attacks by American forces. Today it offers wonderful views of the bay and surrounding landscape. Bring some food and have a picnic among the wonderful mixture of tropical plant life that lines the maintained lawns. Relax in the sun to the sounds of a ceremonial bagpipe performance, followed by an informative presentation on the fort's history. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort Hamilton by using our Hamilton trip itinerary maker .
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  • Excellent views of Hamilton and the harbour. Attractive well-kept grounds. Enjoyable experience descending into the "bowels" of the fort. Surprisingly attractive lush sub-tropical gardens in the moat....  more »
  • I disagree with those that say this is a short walk from the centre of Hamilton. I thought it was quite an uphill trek from the Bus station. I visited on Remembrance Sunday and was rewarded with a mar...  more »
  • Well maintained and offering great views of Hamilton from the top. Nice to do something other than eat, drink and head to a beach.  more »
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  • Of all the forts, we liked this fort the most. Make sure you walk in the moat, the jungle growth is quite nice. Has a water filter station in the centre near one of the stair access points. Views of the city very nice too!
  • An absolute gem and must visit. This old fort is a short walk from central Hamilton, and has great views along with tranquil gardens. The whole area is kept beautifully, with nice lawns and gardens on top (take a picnic!) and a jungle with walkway in the old moat.
  • Awesome views, historic fortifications and dungeons and a moat all worth exploring. A must visit. Bring a picnic.
  • Great view of Hamilton and the moat is a mini botanical gardens. No admission fee.
  • Such a great place.

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