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“Let’s make all forts into cool gardens.”
Review of Fort Hamilton

Fort Hamilton
Ranked #9 of 67 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built in the 1870s to protect the Royal Naval Dockyard, this fort now provides spectacular views of the bustling city of Hamilton and its harbor.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific fort from the old days to protect Hamilton.
Incredible views as expected from a harbor fort. Great to walk the layout and imagine how it was when operating.

Even more terrific is that it now is as much a beautiful and manicured garden as a historical military monument

2  Thank Summerasalifestyle
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Free entry to self-guide fort that is converted to gardens.
Interesting fort with a few cannon and a couple of long tunnels but no exhibits or information. Large moat filled with plants, very few of them labled but well worth a walk. Gardens pretty and well maintained.

1  Thank David M
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

I think more information boards would really improve this, but it is good fun to explore the nooks and crannys of this not used Fort. Lovely views over Hamilton and beautifully kept gardens.
Tip - take a drink with you as there isn't any thing there like a cafe, we took our own water bottle and you could fill it up there from a water stand but that was all. We also enjoyed sitting up there with our own snacks! A nice walk up from Hamilton, only takes about 20 minutes or so, we are fit enough for the hill up, but it's not that steep.

there was no one there at all when we went except a couple of young ladies taking nice pictures of themselves with the flowers.

1  Thank suree
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

First off, this is a free attraction -- always a plus. Although we could see the flag waving above the fort, getting there was a little tough. Walk to the right (east) down Front Street, turn left on King Street and walk up the hill (and I mean hill), then turn right on Happy Valley Road. (There is a serpentine sidewalk to use with the entrance in a stone wall -- do not walk in the road as the cars are cutting in at an angle and can't see you.) Up this next hill on the right you'll see a sign for the fort. There is a parking lot on the left, and a business on the right, Go up the path with the post in front of it or you'll visit the business like we did.

The views are magnificent, and the landscaping beautifully done. However, go down into the tunnels and exit into the "moat" -- don't worry it's dry ! There you will find a path that is surrounded by large plants and flowers. Just beware the rooster and chickens -- there must have been ten or more baby chicks running around that were so cute, but Mom was very protective so we gave them space. There were a lot of what looked liked furnaces down there, but with no documentation we had no idea what they were used for.

Take lots of sunscreen and water, as there is no visitors' center or concessions. Plus the nice part is it's all downhill going back !

2  Thank Nprus
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

While a good example of a British fort, it is a climb to get there and the entrance is difficult to find. Upon entering the fort, there is very little signage or explanation of the site. We didn't even find a visitor's center. The grounds/flowers of the fort are very picturesque and there are beautiful views of the city and harbor of Hamilton.

Thank John G
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