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Hamilton (Bermuda)

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Introduction

Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda and has about only 1,500 people living within its boundaries, meaning it not even is the largest city which is the historical St. George's, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is however the administrative and economical heart of the country island. It is located in the central part of the island along the coast at Hamilton Harbour. Apart from stores, appartments and official buildings, there is not much going on in Hamilton, but at least there is nice Hamilton Cathedral which is an English church. Other than that it is best to base yourself anywhere else on the island or in St. George's.

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Sights and Activities

  • Anglican Cathedral of The Most Holy Trinity
  • Barr's Bay Park
  • Bermuda Farmers market
  • Bermuda Historical Society Museum
  • Bermuda National Gallery
  • Bermuda National Library

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Weather

Hamilton has a subtropical climate with warm to hot summers and mild winters. Summers last from May to October with temperatures between 25 °C and 30 °C during the day and 19 °C to 23 °C at night. December to April, daily temperatures are still between 20 °C and 22 °C dropping to around 15 °C at night. Rainfall is quite evenly distributed throughout the year with between 100 and 150 mm of rain a month. April to June is the driest time of year, with an average of 9 rainy days a month, while December has 15 of these days with some rain. Overall, October has the highest amount of rain. Generally though, conditions are very sunny and pleasant, only on hot summer days with higher humidity and almost no wind are conditions a bit more unpleasant.

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Getting There

By Plane

L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), formerly known as Bermuda International Airport, is the only airport in Bermuda. It has connections to Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. The following airlines fly there:

By Bus

All but one route (Route 6) in Bermuda start from the bus terminal in Hamilton:

  • Route 1 - Hamilton / Grotto Bay / St. George's
  • Route 2 - Hamilton / Ord Road
  • Route 3 - Hamilton / Grotto Bay / St. George's
  • Route 4 - Hamilton / Spanish Point
  • Route 5 - Hamilton / Pond Hill
  • Route 7 - Hamilton / Barnes Corner via South Shore Road
  • Route 8 & 8C - Hamilton / Barnes Corner; Hamilton / Dockyard; Hamilton / Somerset via Middle Road
  • Route 9 - Hamilton / Prospect (National Stadium)
  • Route 10 - Hamilton / St. George's via North Shore past Aquarium
  • Route 11 - Hamilton / St. George's via North Shore Road

By Boat

Sea Express runs comfortable, reliable (actually punctual!) and fast ferries between Hamilton Harbour and various stops at Sandys, Paget, Warwick and Southampton Parishes. During summer they also stop at the Royal Naval Dockyard and on to the town of St. George's.

There are no regular passenger services to and from Bermuda, but if you want to get here by boat, there are numerous cruise ships going there during the summer months (April-October mainly). In winter, options are very limited.

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Getting Around

By Foot

All locations in and around Hamilton are easily walkable.

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

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