Barbados is a country with a rich heritage and a wonderful merger of African, European and other influences. Here are our favourite heritage sites on the island.
Step back in time with a visit to a historic Barbados signal station, with its panoramic island views and beautiful lion statue carved in 1868!
On February 28th 2014, Barbados celebrated the 375th anniversary of our Parliament with a wonderful day of festivities! Here’s how we spent the day….
Each Thursday the historic Garrison area in Barbados comes alive with the “Changing Of The Sentry” ceremony! The event officially starts at 11:45 am but the crowd gathers earlier to mingle, enjoy the sweet steel pan music that fills the air, and get a good position to view the ceremony. The sound of the military band […]
Every January Bajans, the local ex-pat community and visitors begin to wonder… which houses will be on the Open House schedule this year? Yes the Barbados National Trust’s Open House programme is that eagerly awaited! And this year, as always, there will be no disappointment! The season kicks off on January 18th with the opening […]
Did you know that the Caribbean island of Barbados is home to four historic lighthouses? South Point Lighthouse, Barbados The oldest of Barbados’ lighthouses, South Point was assembled on the island in 1852. It had been shown at London’s Great Exhibition in 1851. This and Needham’s Point lighthouse are in the best shape, however none […]
Barbados’ capital city Bridgetown and the nearby historic Garrison have gained approval to the prestigious World Heritage List! Take an interactive tour | View the photo gallery In approving the nomination the World Heritage Committee stated that the area was an outstanding example of British colonial architecture. Bridgetown was established in 1628 and quickly became the hub of […]
No trip to Barbados would be complete without a taste of the island’s national drink: rum.
Update: Barbados’ Bridgetown and Garrison added to World Heritage List! Take an interactive tour | View the photo gallery In our last post, we revealed that 2 Barbados sites have been nominated for inclusion on the World Heritage List. We then explored the first site, the capital city of Bridgetown. The second site nominated is the Garrison […]
Update: Barbados’ Bridgetown and Garrison added to World Heritage List! Take an interactive tour of the area | View the photo gallery of historic building Two sites in Barbados have been nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List overseen by the United Nations. These sites are the capital city of Bridgetown and the historic Garrison Area. Bridgetown […]