Seaside St. George is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Bermuda’s oldest town. Invitingly pretty, its narrow lanes are lined with pastel cottages and historic architecture. Here are six things to do in this walkable town.
Visit the Tucker House Museum
Housed in a 1750s home that once belonged to a well-to-do Bermudian family, the Tucker House Museum paints a picture of island life from way back when. Ogle antiques and period pieces like china, mahogany furniture and paintings. (call 441-297-05)
Tour The Bermuda Perfumery
Book a tour at The Bermuda Perfumery to learn how scents are made and concoct your own customized bottle with the help of master perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone. Afterwards, enjoy tea and scones in the perfumery’s garden—reservations required.
Have a fish lunch at Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio
Head to Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio, a casual eatery where you can enjoy local seafood (everything from rockfish served with fresh fruit and ginger to fish chowder). Sit on the back deck, overlooking the ocean, and order the wahoo tacos. They’re arguably among the best on the island.
See the Unfinished Church
What appears to be the ruin of an ancient Gothic-style edifice is known as the Unfinished Church. The project, which started as a rebuild of St. Peter’s Church in 1874, was never completed. Today, it’s a scenic spot for wedding ceremonies and photo ops.
Wander Somers Garden
Open sunrise to sunset, Somers Garden is a green park in the heart of St. George named for Bermuda’s founder Sir George Somers, whose heart is buried on its grounds. The garden also features a wishing well and a stone column honouring Somers.
Enjoy a sip at Mama Angie’s Coffee Shop
Locals get their caffeine fix and breakfast at Mama Angie’s Coffee Shop on York Street, a small, no-frills café with just a few tables. Don’t leave without trying the locally caught, seasonal fish served as a sandwich-style entree with fries and coleslaw. (call 441-297-0959)
Getting there: WestJet flies to Bermuda three times a week from Toronto.