Unique shops, delightful eateries and cultural events make up a great deal of St. George’s charm, as well as the community that calls this dynamic area home. The town and the surrounding parish are small, making it an ideal day trip.
King’s Square is a good starting point and the centre for the town’s events, such as the yearly Peppercorn Ceremony, as well as the site of historical re-enactments. The stockade is always a fun photo op, and if you want a good chuckle, listen out for the call of the Town Crier as the “town gossip” receives her punishment in the replica ducking stool.
If you’re looking for a bit more history, the town is filled with sights from the past at every turn, including a large collection of National Trust buildings and historical sites.
Some of the standout locations include the World Heritage Centre at Penno’s Wharf, where visitors can get a real sense of the town’s history through interactive displays, and the Unfinished Church, a massive ruin of a church that still retains its dramatic Gothic arches, columns and pillars despite it never being completed due to storms and church infighting.
Wander through any of the town’s streets, with quaint names like Needle & Thread Alley and Old Maid’s Lane, and you will see examples of stone buildings from as early as the 1600s, many now occupied for residential or commercial use. Even those that can only be seen from the road are still a fascinating example of Bermuda’s early architecture and its evolution through the years.