Gates Fort

One of the smaller forts in Bermuda, Gates Fort was likely built more as a lookout tower than a heavy-fire position. Built around 1610 stood guard over the point for sixty years, when it was re-purposed as a private residence. However, by 1922, the fort was back in the possession of the government, and today can be toured by the public.

Location and What's Nearby

Positioned on the northeastern section of St. David's Island, 3.0 miles northeast of Castle Harbour, Gates Fort always welcomes residents and tourists lodging on this part of the island. Regardless of whether you are staying particularly close, you should consider stopping by to check it out. It's 0.9 miles east of St. George.

Gates Fort has the advantage of being well located for vacationers looking to choose from a decent selection of local food and beverage options. White Horse Pub, which has a menu full of Caribbean dishes, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. White Horse Pub is just around three quarters of a mile away from this landmark, so stop by and try something off the menu. Also close-by, you and your companions will encounter eateries including The George & Dragon and Tavern by the Sea where you and your group will be able to try out International fare and experience the culture of Bermuda.


Guests can feel free to explore the old fort and the grounds. While it is small, the view is fantastic, and it is easy to see why this was a good vantage point to fortify. If you come at the right time, you can watch the cruise ships sail in and navigate through the channel from here.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in St. David's Island if you plan on visiting Gates Fort, since travelers to this part of Bermuda will have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. If you want to stay somewhere near this historical site, you'll find a moderate variety of hotels in the region to choose from.

Hotels near Gates Fort Hotel Type Island Distance Direction Aunt Neas Inn At Hillcrest Hotel St. David's Island 1.0 mi. (0.2 km) W Grotto Bay Beach Resort Resort St. David's Island 3.4 mi. (4.6 km) SW Rosewood Tucker's Point Resort None 3.5 mi. (5.2 km) SW The Mid Ocean Club Resort None 3.7 mi. (5.7 km) SSW



There is no admission to enter the fort.

Contact Information

Location: Cut Road, St. David's Island