Located in the islands of Bermuda, the town of St. George’s was the first British settlement in the area. Originally called New London, this town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1609.
This beautiful isle is well known for its warm tropical climate and hospitable, friendly residents. Little has changed about St. George’s over the years. It still retains the narrow streets and laid-back atmosphere that keeps tourists coming back for more.
Here are some things that make St. George’s so interesting and attractive:
- William Shakespeare wrote about St. George’s in his play “The Tempest,” where the main characters survive a shipwreck and wind up in this town.
- In 1609, Sir George Somers and his crew landed here after his ship, the Sea Venture, was shipwrecked. The official British settlement of the town began in 1612.
- Roads and streets in St. George’s still have their original names given to them at the town’s founding.
- The World Heritage Center of St. George’s opened in 2009. It has a wealth of information on the town’s historical background, cultural heritage, and the many fortifications in the area
- St. George’s is home to the oldest Anglican church in the Western hemisphere that’s been continually operated. St. Peter’s Church was built in 1612.
- Living standards in St. George’s are high. Poverty is not common here.
- The town has, for the most part, retained the 17th-century style architecture and atmosphere. Tourists will still find streets with horses and carriages.
St. George’s founded in 1896. . . Right??
THIS IS NOT ST.
THIS IS NOT ST.GEORGE’S IN BERMUDA. IT IS ST. GEORGE’S PREP SCHOOL IN NEWPORT/MIDDLETOWN RHODE ISLAND
I could use some Bermuda weather right about now
We have visited Bermuda twice and enjoyed motor biking. Would like to spend more time walking St George’s. Mike and Nancy
We go to St. George’s often when we’re in Bermuda. It’s easy to spend an entire day there seeing the beauty of the town, having something to eat/drink, while visiting with the townspeople. It’s one of our favorite places.
I’d love to visit St. GEORGE
I have visited Bermuda by ship many times. If possible, I would live there. One of the most beautiful, peaceful islands I have visited. So much to see, beautiful beaches, parks, and of course, the rose gate. Nice shopping, beautiful places to stay, many churches to visit. A historical bounty if u have interest. So many places that are walkable. The weather is perfect! The other side of the island is also full of beautiful places to visit. The naval yard, oh so much history. ILOVE BERMUDA!!!!