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Castle Island, Bermuda

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Castle Island, Bermuda

1624 image of Castle Roads, the entrance to Castle Harbour, with Castle Island at the left.

Castle Island is part of the chain which makes up

Several other fortifications from the same period are located on this, and nearby islands. This string of small islands, across the south of Castle Harbour, are known collectively as the Castle Islands. These forts, together with

Originally called King's Island, it is of historical significance. The King's Castle stone fortification on the island - which gives the harbour its name - dates to 1612, and is the oldest standing English fortification in the New World and oldest stone building still in existence in Bermuda. The castle was the site of the successful defence of Bermuda from Spanish attack in 1614.

The 3.5-acre (1.4-hectare) island is situated close to the entrance to Castle Harbour, to the north of the Tucker's Town Peninsula.

The Parish of St. George's, in 1676. Castle Island lies to the South of Castle Harbour (originally Southampton Harbour).
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