Wonders of Bermuda
The small islands of Bermuda are rich with natural and man-made attractions. The most amazing wonders of Bermuda are:
- Anchialine caves – these small islands are crisscrossed with more than 150 caves, rich with endemic species of invertebrates and adorned with countless stalactites, stalagmites, and many more exotic speleothems. Caves formed at lower sea level and now many are below sea level.
- Historical houses – some of the oldest English-built houses in the New World are located in Bermuda. The oldest is government office – the Old State House, constructed in 1620. Bermuda developed a specific style of architecture, adjusted to local weather conditions and available materials, such as the fragrant and beautiful Bermuda cedar.
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Top 23 wonders of Bermuda
Impressive, some 500 m long cave that contains some of the best and most complete Ice Age deposits in the world and also interesting fossil bird remnants.
The best-known cave in Bermuda, accidentally discovered in 1905 while searching for a lost cricket ball. Approximately 500 m long. This spectacular, partly inundated cave is rich with stalactites and stalagmites. Next to it is another cave of similar beauty – Fantasy Cave.
Green Bay Cave
A cave with its entrance below the water level, the longest known cave in Bermuda with more than 2 km long passages. Part of cave passages is above the water, with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Endemic species of cave organisms.
Wilkinson Quarry Cave
Recently discovered cave with some of the most unusual and beautiful speleothems in Bermuda. Contains many unique species of cave dwelling invertebrates.
Partly submerged, some 200 m long cave with a huge number of endemic cave organisms found exclusively in this cave.
Devil’s Hole in Bermuda
Up to 23 m deep water-filled sinkhole that has formed in a corner of the lagoon – Harrington Sound. Sinkhole though is fed by the ocean through an underground estuary. At low water levels, the hole may emit moaning sounds. Devil’s Hole is a natural aquarium, teeming with marine life.
The last stand of the original thickets of Bermuda. Forest contains some of the last wild groves of Bermuda cedar (Juniperus bermudiana) and Bermuda palmetto (Sabal bermudana). Here live also the endemic birds of Bermuda.
St. George, Bermuda
The historical capital of Bermuda, this town was settled in 1612. Town has preserved its historical buildings and much attention is paid to retain the authenticity of this urban planning monument.
Bermuda Botanical Gardens
This garden was opened in 1898 and provides many beautiful views, its area – 14.6 ha. Contains rich collection of plants, including the endemic Bermuda plants. Now this is the only place, where f.e. Governor Laffan’s Fern (Diplazium laffanianum) is growing.
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
The oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world, 35.7 m high. Constructed in 1844.
St. Peter’s Church in Bermuda
The oldest Anglican church outside the British Isles. Originally built in 1620, but the church has much suffered in storms and has been almost completely rebuilt in later times.
Large parliament building, constructed in 1819 in Neo-Renaissance style. The massive clock tower was added in 1887.
Fort St. Catherine
The site of the first building in Bermuda – in 1612 here was constructed a wooden fort. Since then it has been rebuilt and extended many times, for the most part in the late 19th century.
Old State House in Bermuda
The old parliament building of Bermuda, constructed in 1620. The first stone building in Bermuda after fortifications. Since 1815 here operates Free Masonic Lodge.
Tucker House Museum
This merchant’s house was built in the middle of the 18th century. Contains valuable collection of historical furniture.
Possibly the smallest drawbridge in the world, originally built in 1620. This wooden bridge is barely wide enough to permit the mast of a sailboat to pass through.
Bermuda Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity
A beautiful Neo-Gothic building, constructed in 1886 – 1911.
A Georgian mansion, built around 1710. This historical building was preserved its authenticity and the best historical furnishings of Bermuda cedar.
Bermuda National Trust Museum (The Globe Hotel)
This museum is one of the oldest stone buildings in Bermuda, built around 1700. Museum informs about the times of American Civil War when Bermuda was staging post in the supply of Confederates.
Castle Islands Fortifications
Fortifications on several small islands, the oldest surviving English fortifications in the New World. Developed since 1609.
Very old house, built around 1640, today serves as a museum.
Camden House in Bermuda
Official residence of Bermuda’s Premier, a historical house built in the first half of the 18th century. Contains a rich and beautiful collection of Bermuda cedar furniture.
One of the oldest houses in Bermuda, built around 1725. In the 19th century the first floor was one of the best known stores in Bermuda. Valuable historical furniture.
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