Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133295)
 Advice (160816)
 Affiliate Programs (34734)
 Art and Culture (73674)
 Automotive (145642)
 Blogs (75018)
 Boating (9841)
 Books (17130)
 Buddhism (4124)
 Business (1328280)
 Business News (426309)
 Business Opportunities (366257)
 Camping (10952)
 Career (72762)
 Christianity (15839)
 Collecting (11636)
 Communication (115054)
 Computers (241947)
 Construction (38992)
 Consumer (49679)
 Cooking (17061)
 Copywriting (6567)
 Crafts (18204)
 Cuisine (7538)
 Current Affairs (20380)
 Dating (45774)
 EBooks (19685)
 E-Commerce (48193)
 Education (185180)
 Electronics (83491)
 Email (6389)
 Entertainment (159819)
 Environment (28933)
 Ezine (3038)
 Ezine Publishing (5443)
 Ezine Sites (1553)
 Family & Parenting (110897)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196383)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310257)
 Fitness (105903)
 Food & Beverages (62849)
 Free Web Resources (7938)
 Gambling (30213)
 Gardening (25079)
 Government (10513)
 Health (629243)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44032)
 Home Business (91544)
 Home Improvement (251321)
 Home Repair (46116)
 Humor (4815)
 Import - Export (5449)
 Insurance (45118)
 Interior Design (29544)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190967)
 Internet Marketing (146303)
 Investment (22824)
 Islam (1168)
 Judaism (1357)
 Law (80457)
 Link Popularity (4592)
 Manufacturing (20838)
 Marketing (98757)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18211)
 Music (26998)
 New to the Internet (9476)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129608)
 Organizing (7802)
 Party Ideas (11856)
 Pets (38081)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12670)
 Public Speaking (5620)
 Publishing (7522)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126610)
 Recreation & Leisure (95247)
 Relationships (87449)
 Research (16157)
 Sales (80313)
 Science & Technology (110157)
 Search Engines (23445)
 Self Improvement (153090)
 Seniors (6228)
 Sexuality (35942)
 Small Business (49281)
 Software (82955)
 Spiritual (23461)
 Sports (116071)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34064)
 Travel & Tourism (307161)
 UK Property Investment (3118)
 Video Games (13422)
 Web Traffic (11724)
 Website Design (56803)
 Website Promotion (36556)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35761)
Author Spotlight
MOBILE STYLES

Mobile Styles, the leading on-demand Beauty & Health app in the U.S. delivers talented professionals...more
ALEN OWEN

I am an essay writer with vast experience in data analysis, PowerPoint writing and research paper ed...more
ALFRED MEARS

Former English Teacher; Musician (20+ years); Freelance Writer ...more
BARRY BROWN

Barry K. Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't ...more
JULIANA FOLEY

I am a single mother of a beautiful little girl. I like ghost hunter wednesdays. I love Oreo's dippe...more


Explore the Historic Homes of St George, Bermuda by Laura Jeeves





Explore the Historic Homes of St George, Bermuda by
Article Posted: 10/25/2016
Article Views: 77
Articles Written: 3716
Word Count: 829
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Explore the Historic Homes of St George, Bermuda


 
Travel & Tourism
If you've only got a short time, a cultural city break in Bermuda makes for a wonderful experience. Being so compact doesn't mean it lacks an interesting heritage and, with settlement dating back to the 1600s, there's a breadth of history that many of my clients find quite surprising.

While no matter where you stay on the island you'll be able to explore a host of cultural attractions, if you're interested in learning more about the colonial architecture of the island I recommend you base your city break in Bermuda in the former capital, St George.

The Historic Homes of St George

St George held its place as the capital of the island for more than two centuries before it was moved to Hamilton City. As such, many of its original buildings were quite grand in their construction, and even more modest residences have an elegant colonial charm so definitive of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Simply wandering through the quaint streets of St George is a wonderful way to get an overview of the style, with some of the houses still in their original form, displaying features like gabled roofs, wooden shutters, chimneys and grand gateposts. While many have been taken over by commercial enterprise or private residences, some are open to the public. But even their exteriors often offer an insight into the city's storied past.

Fanny Fox's Cottage

This is probably the best-known historic house in the town, dating back to about 1707. Extremely photogenic (it may even look slightly familiar as it's been the subject of many postcards and artworks) and retaining many of its original features, the cottage has been extended a number of times to enlarge and improve it, but the eastern side is virtually untouched. It got its name in the 1800s after the owner's daughter, whose marriage lasted just one day, moved back to spend the rest of her life alone here. Today it is privately owned under the Bermuda National Trust.

Address: 10 Governor’s Alley.

Whitehall

This former Mayoral residence, which dates back to 1815, was, at one time, the finest mansion in town. The two-storey building's elegant architecture was the design of the mayor John Van Norden himself, and features a slanted roof, wide eaves, broad verandas and quoins (cornerstones) at the junctions of the walls. Inside is an impressive staircase with two welcoming arms carved into the design. Whitehall was the site of many high-society functions and continued as a residence for a number of ensuing mayors. Today it's a private residence for a lucky local family.

Address: 12 Clarence St.

Bridge House

Bridge House is a lovely two-storey former private residence built in the early 1700s overlooking the town square. The original kitchen was in a separate building but was attached during a restoration in the nineteenth century, at which time a porch was also added to the second level. The house has a number of interesting features, including the different sized and shaped chimneys and some beautiful cedar timberwork on the interiors. Today, the lower level is used as an art exhibition space, while the upstairs serves as a private residence under the management of the National Trust.

Address: 1 Bridge St.

Stewart Hall

Stewart Hall, a property of the National Trust, is one of my favourites of all St George's historic homes. It's a prime example of the traditional architecture of the 1700s, with an attractive gable roof offset by two massive chimneys with double flues. While it's set over two levels, there was a single storey addition constructed in the 1800s along with a number of outhouses. Today it is home to the famous Bermuda Perfumery.

Address: 5 Queens St.

And More…

This is by no means an exhaustive list of the town's beautiful historic homes and, if you have time, you should also consider visiting:

  • Mitchell House
  • Buckingham House
  • Aunt Nea's Inn
  • Durnford House
  • Pilot Darrell's House
  • The Old Rectory

It is possible to experience a great deal of the island's extensive history and culture on even a short city break in Bermuda. As the closest destination to the airport, and boasting so much wonderful architecture, St George is the perfect place to do it.

Author Plate

John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. If you're planning a city break in Bermuda John can help find your perfect accommodation. An expert in luxury accommodation in Bermuda, Croatia, Sicily and many other destinations around the globe for over 30 years, John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts, history and culture.

Related Articles - City, break, in, Bermuda,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance

World News


GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
PAUL AZORIN

Paul Azorin Chief Technology Officer at BairesDev Pablo Azorín is the Founder and Chief Techno...more
JAMES KENNY

James is a Research Enthusiast that focuses on the understanding of how things work and can be impro...more
TREENA MURPHY

Warm greetings to you!! Hello there, my name is Treena (Smiley) Murphy I am a part time blogge...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
LUMINHOME LIGHTING

About Us Luminhome Lighting provide one-stop services in lighting design and manufacture of LED lum...more
KIRAN KAUR

Kiranpreet (Kiran) Kaur, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigio...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license