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Gun Hill Signal Station

The lion at Gun Hill Signal Station, Barbados

Gun Hill Signal Station, located in the parish of St.George, provides a magnificent and captivating view of the entire island!

It is the finest of a series of signal stations built in 1818. These stations sighted ships approaching Barbados and signaled to each other in warning of the approaching vessel. They were also used to warn of slave rebellions on the island. Another signal station can be found at Grenade Hall.

The signal station was restored and landscaped by the Barbados National Trust and now houses a collection of military memorabilia.

The statue of the lion (shown in picture at right) was carved out of a single piece of rock in 1868 by an officer at the signal station.

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To see this beautiful location and others, take an island tour. Or why not get married at Gun Hill!

The Signal Station at Gun Hill
One of the cannon at Gun Hill

View point on Barbados satellite map


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