Martello Tower

The only martello-style tower built in Bermuda, the Martello Tower was built around 1822 to defend St. George's Island in the event that the mainland of Bermuda was lost. The tower, which had fallen into disrepair, was finally renovated in 2008 and is open to the public.

Location and What's Nearby

Set on St. George's Island, Martello Tower always welcomes local customers and travelers who are lodging on this part of the island and nearby locations. Even if you are not staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by to check it out. In case you're wondering, St. George is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the northeast.

You'll discover a reasonable number of dining places to select from in the neighborhood around Martello Tower. The closest place to eat is Tony's Fine Foods, a great restaurant to fill up at before spending some time at this historical site. It is only around three quarters of a mile from this site's location, so stop by and place your order. Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour and Swizzle Inn Pub at Bailey's Bay are some more restaurant options close to Martello Tower. At Swizzle Inn Pub at Bailey's Bay you and your companions can sample American food and enjoy the Bermuda scene.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Martello Tower may choose to book their trip in St. George's Island, as guests staying in this area of Bermuda will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. Because you'll find an impressive range of hotels near Martello Tower, vacationers wishing to stay in the region will easily find something that suits their particular needs.

Hotels near Martello Tower Hotel Type Island Distance Direction Grotto Bay Beach Resort Resort St. David's Island 0.7 mi. (4.6 km) S Rosewood Tucker's Point Resort None 1.8 mi. (5.2 km) SSE Aunt Neas Inn At Hillcrest Hotel St. David's Island 2.5 mi. (0.2 km) NE Angel's Grotto Hotel Bermuda 2.5 mi. (7.1 km) S The Mid Ocean Club Resort None 2.6 mi. (5.7 km) SE Pink Beach Club Resort Bermuda 2.8 mi. (7.3 km) S Palmetto Garden Condominiums Hotel Bermuda 3.0 mi. (5.8 km) SSW


Operating Hours

The fort is open to the public in the summer months, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. You can still access the fort in the winter, but you will need special permission for the Department of Parks.

Contact Information

Location: St. George's Island