Road Trip Barbados: Farley Hill National Park

November is finally here!

This month is particularly special, as Barbados will be celebrating its 50th year of independence on November 30th.

In honour of everything we love about our home, we have compiled a list of a few sights to see while you enjoy your holidays with us.


 

Farley Hill National Park

Today we’re off to the parish of St. Peter to visit Farley Hill National Park.

From Bougainvillea Resort to Farley Hill
Road Trip Barbados:
From Bougainvillea Beach Resort to Farley Hill National Park.

 

Nestled within acres of woods, stands the ruins of what was once a beautiful mansion built in 1818. This former great house, originally known as the Granade Hall, was given to Sir. Graham Briggs as a wedding present from his father. After building a wing and other additions onto the mansion, Sir. Graham Briggs renamed the property Farley Hill.

The ruins of Farley Hill Great House
Farley Hill Great House today.

 

Farley Hill Great House, Barbados (pre-1965)
Farley Hill Great House sometime before the fire of 1965

 

In addition to being picturesque, Farley Hill was also known as a place of extravagant dinner parties.  Sir. Graham Briggs entertained many Royal guests there, including Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; and also King George the V of England.

 

The East coast view from Farley Hill, Barbados
View of the Atlantic Ocean from Farley Hill National Park, Barbados

 

This national park is the perfect spot for picnics, weddings and events all year long. There are benches scattered throughout the property, and atop a hill you will find a commanding view of the rugged Atlantic coast.

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