Bermuda is justifiably famous for pink-sand beaches, impossibly blue water, and kelly-green golf courses. But that's only the beginning. Thanks to its colorful past, this small sliver of land also has a surprising number of historic sites. In addition to countless quaint old cottages, it's said to have the oldest continually inhabited town of English origin in the Western Hemisphere and—because of its strategic Atlantic location—more forts per square mile than any other place on earth. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
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St. George preserves so many historic buildings that it’s been named a World Heritage site. Explore winding lanes lined with pretty pastel cottages.
There’s a Bermuda beach for everybody, from popular Horseshoe Bay and Elbow Beach to quieter Somerset Long Bay to Church Bay, great for snorkeling.
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The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo displays Caribbean sea life as well as island species such as Australian wallabies and lemurs from Madagascar.
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It’s 185 steps to the top, but you won’t regret the effort as you enjoy the panorama of harbor, beaches and unforgettably turquoise Atlantic Ocean.
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The National Museum of Bermuda recounts the island’s colorful history of shipwrecks, smuggling, military posts, penal colonies and modern tourism.
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