Historic Sites

St. Michael Parish
National Heroes Square

This square, renamed in 1999, was originally called Trafalgar Square. Its location marks the center of Bridgetown. A statue of Lord Horatio Nelson predates London's statue of the same man by 27 years. The square is also home to a war memorial...  Read More

St. George Parish
Gun Hill Signal Station

Visit this spot on a clear day – the views are amazing and stretch from east to west. This signal station was built in 1818 as a communication point and station for sick British soldiers. The Barbados National Trust owns and operates the...  Read More

St. Michael Parish
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village

This historic house belonged to Sir Grantley Adams, leader of the Bajan independence movement, and was the birthplace of his son Tom, the second Prime Minister of Barbados. The Palladian-style house was built in 1854 of native coral stone. You...  Read More

St. Michael Parish
The Barbados Parliament
Photo courtesy of Charlie Dave

The Barbadian government is the third oldest in the entire British Commonwealth. This massive Gothic building, erected in 1874 to house the Senate and House of Assembly, is made of local coral limestone. A series of stained glass windows depicts...  Read More

St. Philip Parish
Sunbury Plantation House

A fire in 1995 destroyed all of Sunbury Plantation except the thick stone outer walls. However, the 300-year old home has been fully restored to its previous splendor and is the only great house in Barbados with all rooms open for viewing. This...  Read More

St. Nicholas Abbey

This spectacular home was never actually an abbey – a previous owner just liked the sound of the name! Built in 1650, this is the island's oldest great house and is thought to be one of only three Jacobean-style houses still standing in the...  Read More

St Andrew Parish
Morgan Lewis Mill

This is the best-preserved mill in the entire Caribbean. Dutch-style mills of this type began replacing less efficient cattle-powered mills around 1798. The Morgan Lewis mill was able to extract up to 65% of sugar found in the cane. Photos and...  Read More

St. Peter Parish
Farley Hill

The skeletal remains of a mansion stand here, what's left of a residence constructed by a notable British resident in the 1800s. The mansion was used as a film location in 1965, but was largely destroyed by fire shortly thereafter. Today, most...  Read More

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