Also known as ‘Little England’, Barbados’ British heritage has impacted immensely on Caribbean Culture. Barbados’ capital historic Bridgetown and Its Garrison have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Also known as ‘Little England’, Barbados’ British heritage has impacted immensely on Caribbean Culture. Barbados’ capital historic Bridgetown and Its Garrison have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tropical paradise is best known for its Mount Gay Rum, Crop Over Festival, world-class beaches, charming communities and perfect weather.
Barbados’ culture, coupled with its African and English roots, has shaped our traditions. Experience our exquisite cuisine, timeless architecture and highly skilled artisans. Don’t just read about it, come and explore this diverse world!
A tour of places within the UNESCO World Heritage designation, such as The Barbados Museum or George Washington House, will give you a taste of Barbados’ history and culture. Our picturesque landscapes may be explored with a Hike by the Barbados Natural Trust. The Rock Hall Freedom Monument, which commemorates the island’s first free village built and inhabited by ex-slaves, is a must see, to complete your history tour of the island.
Other cultural landmarks that may be explored during your stay with us are:
- Farley Hill National Park - Farley Hill was once the most profound mansion on
- the island, before it succumbed to fire. It was then reopened as a national park by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
- St. Nicholas Abbey – One of the only three Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere.
- Drax Hall Great House– The other Jacobean mansion on the island.
- Parliament Building – It is the third oldest parliament building in the Commonwealth.
- Nidhe Israel Synagogue – Built in 1700, it is the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere and the only synagogue on the island