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Garrison, Bridgetown, Barbados

With its fine Georgian buildings, Parliament house, churches and bridges, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. An additional reason why Bridgetown is recognized by UNESCO is because of its...

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Dalkeith Rd, Bridgetown, Barbados

Near the racecourse in the Garrison part of the city stands a former military prison from Barbados’s time as headquarters of the British navy's Windward and Leeward forces. Since the 1930s, the two-story stone structure with gardens has been...

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Bridgetown, Barbados

Rum is king in Barbados. While the Mount Gay rum distillery is in the north, guests in Bridgetown can learn all about centuries’ worth of rum production at the Mount Gay Visitor Centre. Of course, a tasting is part of any visit....

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Bathsheba, Barbados

Widely considered to be one of the island's most scenic landscapes, the area around the east coast fishing village of Bathsheba has sandy beaches punctuated by rocky outcroppings. Surfers come for the roiling Atlantic waters at the Soup Bowl,...

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Allen View, Barbados

Located in the center of Barbados in the highlands, the Harrison's Cave underground system of rivers and caves is one of the Caribbean’s great natural wonders. Visitors tour deep inside the crystallized limestone caverns via small...

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A tour of St. Nicholas Abbey is a chance to explore one of the finest so-called great houses of Barbados. Not an actual abbey, the well-preserved Jacobean plantation mansion in the northern parish of St. Peter dates from the mid-17th century and...

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Orchid World & Tropical Flower Garden Groves, Barbados

At Orchid World, a botanic garden spread out over 2.4 hectares (six acres) amid sugarcane fields, 20,000 orchids explode in a riot of color. Stone paths lead guests past fish ponds, a waterfall, palm trees and a fern house, while a veranda...

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Church View, Barbados

Barbados is considered the most British of the West Indies, and its historic churches, which wouldn't be out of place in an English village, help it claim that title. On the site of older churches that were destroyed by fire and hurricanes,...

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Highway 7, Bridgetown, Barbados

Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Historic Bridgetown, the Garrison was Britain's first permanent military base in the Caribbean. Established in 1705, it was the obvious destination for transatlantic traders and naval...

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Foster Hall, Barbados

A half-hour's drive from Bridgetown on the east coast, these gardens on just 2.4 hectares (six acres) of lush grounds are home to an astounding variety of tropical and subtropical plants, from orchids to palms and species found only...