King's Square in St George town, Bermuda. This is the old settlement in Bermuda and like most of the island it is characterised by colourful houses. St. George is described as the oldest, continually inhabited English settlement in the new world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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King's Square


Right in front of the Market Wharf, King's Sq is St George's hub. It is fronted by the handsome Town Hall, furnished in cedar. Opposite are the palmetto-shaded benches and some stocks, pillories and whipping posts, used in the 17th and 18th centuries to punish citizens for an assortment of crimes. By the water is a 'ducking stool,' used for dunking women for the crimes of 'nagging and gossiping'; costumed reenactments are held most days at 12:30pm in summer.

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