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quirky odd Bermuda?

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quirky odd Bermuda?

I was in Bermuda last October for two days and saw most of the touristy things. Next October we will be there for three days on a cruise and I would like to show my partner some off the beaten path things.

Are there any quirky, odd or unusual things to do in Bermuda?

We are interested in doing things ourselves rather than signing up for an organized tour group.

Thanks!

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1. Re: quirky odd Bermuda?

You might enjoy spending some time in St George's exploring all the little streets and alleys, try to figure out how they got their names. Shinbone Alley for instance. Go into St Peter's Church, climb all those steps at the front, walk around the graveyard, some interesting history.

The forts which are scattered around the island are interesting.

Edited: 27 May 2012, 21:45
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2. Re: quirky odd Bermuda?

There's also Featherbed Alley and Old Maid's Lane. Some quirky little "museums" are scattered around in these alleys. See if you can find the famous, or infamous cat, Flea. He's sometimes in the Island Shop or the bookstore. The bookstore has one of the tiniest doorways you'll ever try to squeeze through.

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3. Re: quirky odd Bermuda?

There are some small farms and stables in Bermuda - try to find them. Very off the beaten track, but beautiful and yes, quirky, to see cows amid the palm trees!

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4. Re: quirky odd Bermuda?

>>>There are some small farms and stables in Bermuda<<<

Try the WESTOVER DAIRY FARM, out in Sandys Parish/West-End, back in on Greenfield Lane (btwn: Long Bay Lane & West Side Poad).

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5. Re: quirky odd Bermuda?

As noted above, the '..oldetowne..' of Saint George's is always good value for "..quirky..". A particular favourite is the UNFINISHED CHURCH-- bnt.bm/Places_to_Visit/unfinished_church.php --up on York Street

FORT HAMILTON-- bermuda4u.com/Attractions/bermuda_attraction… --located on the heights, to the east and a bit behind downtown Hamilton has wonderful views of the harbour and an interesting underground fortification to prowl through.

Rent a small (13'-17') outboard powered (30-40 hp) self-drive skiff

and go exploring by yourselves for the afternoon. Pack a picnic lunch, snorkel equipment and find a quiet, secluded spot along the shore or islands to nose into.

Ride out to the BLACK HORSE TAVERN for lunch, out on Saint David's Island (tucked back in along Saint David's Road (at: Clark Hill Road) overlooking Smith's Bay. While you're out there, drive up to SAINT DAVID'S LIGHTHOUSE...and stop at the quiet little TURTLE BAY beach (farther along the service road, past Cearwater Beach/Gombey's..at the entrance to Cooper Island Nature Reserve) for a swim.

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6. Re: quirky odd Bermuda?

Tobacco Bay- 1 mile walk from St George's.

Hog Bay Park- Low tide only- nice walk- thru trees...Near Somerset- Bus drivers have trouble finding- look up on map...(no beach unless Low Tide)

Also- Whale Bay- same side of island- long walk- nice private beaches- LOW TIDE !!

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7. Re: quirky odd Bermuda?

This has just about planned my trip, thank you so much. I think since we'll have a scooter we will be looking at going everywhere possible.

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