Castle Island

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This 1.5-hectare (3.5-acre) island in Castle Harbour has a colorful history. It was originally known as King's Island after its most famous structure, King's Castle, which bears the distinction of being the oldest remaining English stronghold in the Americas. Built in 1612, King's Castle witnessed the only known Spanish attack on Bermuda, which was thwarted in 1614. The fort was later renovated for World War II, during which time it served as a lookout over the harbor. The island also houses the Captain's House, which is said to be the oldest standing stone home in the Northern Hemisphere, dating back to 1621. Scenic and historic, Castle Island is well worth a visit. Note that it and the rest of the islands in the Castle Islands chain are only accessible by boat.

Location:  Castle Harbour