Fort Hamilton, Hamilton

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#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Hamilton
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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  • The Fort is nicely maintained with good views of Hamilton. There is a good track around the moat which is a nice walk to explore and this hidden gem is worth the visit.  more »
  • Right in downtown Hamilton and complete with a jungle moat like no other. As good a Fort St, Catherine. Perfect for a picnic.  more »
  • This is a fascinating piece of history, very well maintained and easy to walk around in particular the moat with its interesting plants and trees. Also great views from the top, and if my memory serve...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great free view only a short walk from downtown Hamilton.
  • Loved this place! Plus its free!

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