Fort St. Catherine
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Time Travel, Island Style
Primitive punishment devices, massive stone forts, and a dragon slayer history make the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. George a fun day trip for even the youngest of travelers. Bermuda’s capital for 200 years, St. George was named after a dragon slayer and patron saint of England. The King’s Square stocks and pillory is a must-do photo op for squabbling siblings. Once used to dunk gossiping women into the water, the replica ducking stool is used for reenactments with actors and volunteers. After crossing a drawbridge entrance, young adventurers can explore tunnels, towers, and tons of other rustic remnants at Fort St. Catherine. Dating from 1614, the fort contains replicas of Britain’s Crown Jewels and big, antique artillery.
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Kid-Friendly Cuisine
Proximity to beaches and attractions, a fun atmosphere, and menu offerings are key considerations for parents traveling with children of any age. La Trattoria, in Hamilton, serves up kid-friendly portions of pizza, pasta, and grilled cheese as well as sides such as raw or steamed vegetables that will please the palettes of the youngest of culinary critics. Choose the take-out option at any number of island eateries and enjoy a picnic on pink sand with the stone fortress of Fort St. Catherine in the background. Fish and chips and a large game room make the former barrel making factory of the Frog and Onion Pub the perfect place for lunch after a morning of exploring the Royal Naval Dockyard.
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