The Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda is a former historical Navel outpost, reborn as a major tourist attraction!
A great many cruise ships currently arrive at the Dockyard. It boasts many wonderful attractions for people to go and see.
For instance, The Royal Naval Dockyard is where you can take in the amazing display at Dolphin Quest. It is the site of the Clocktower Mall, the Bermuda Maritime Museum, the Bermuda Art Centre and the Bermuda Craft Market. This is in addition to the famous Bermuda Rum Cake Company and the Frog and Onion Pub, amongst other places.
Tourists can also stop into the Visitor Information Centre close to the Ferry terminal. There you can find out all you need to know about The Royal Naval Dockyards.
The dockyard was first built around 1809. It resulted from Britain’s defeat at the American War of Independence. This led to the construction of what was known as the ‘Gibraltar of the West’; The Royal Naval Dockyard.
The Naval base was on active service until the 1950s, when it was gradually discontinued. The dockyard still handled NATO and British shipping until its total closure in the 1990. But then, for long afterward, the dockyard fell victim to abandon and neglect. This was till the 1980, when, in the purposes of, the dockyard underwent a regeneration.
The Dockyard took its first step to it’s ultimate goal. It became one of the biggest tourist destinations in Bermuda! Check out our post on Kings Wharf in Bermuda.
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