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Address: Barbados
Activities: Picnicking
Description: Pleasant park with a spectacular view of the eastern coast of the island...
Pleasant park with a spectacular view of the eastern coast of the island; great for afternoon picnics.
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Peace and quiet and Atlantic views

The park has lovely views to the Atlantic coast, a ruined mansion, large mahogany trees and a chance to see green monkeys (if you are lucky and quiet). This is an ideal place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Farley Hill National Park offers a panoramic view of a broad section of the Barbadian East Coast. During our visit, platforms and stages were being set up on the grounds for an upcoming Reggae Festival. This location is a great treasure for Barbados. However, its potential is not being maximized. What remains of the Great House that stands at the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This place is free to enter and is opposite the wildlife reserve and Grenade Hall. I would say that this is a good excursion to combine with the above or simply as a picnic point when crossing from one coast to the other but it would not merit a visit in its own right. The (derelict) Farley Hall has been... More 

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Wrotham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We hired a Mini Moke for three days and explored the island. We headed for Farley Hill as we had been told that the views were great and we were not disappointed! The East Coast is far more spectacular than the West but seems to have an increasing problem of Sargassum seaweed which has 'washed over' from West Africa.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good views from this point across to the coast gave a good impression of the interior of Barbados. The gardens are largely pine trees and the derelict house gives an impression of the grand days of yesteryear and the location for the film "Island in the sun" starring Harry Belafonte

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We enjoyed a picnic lunch in the shade of huge, old deciduous trees and looked out at the great views from atop this high lookout. Some friendly cats were a nice bonus, but looked to need some feeding.

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Nova Scotia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The park is very simple, the ruins of the great house and the formal garden in front of it is lovely. Not much else there. Great place for a short walk, some pics and a picnic.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
66 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The park has lovely views to the Atlantic coast, a ruined mansion, large mahogany trees and a chance to see green monkeys (if you are lucky and quiet). This is an ideal place to take a rest from the sun and relax with a picnic. The guides are informative. Remember to take care not to touch, or sit under the... More 

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Singen, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It's a nice place, entry fee is not too high, you can easily reach it by bus and the staff is really addicted to its job, the animals and nature. Also, they answer any question you might have. Important: be quiet - this will increase your chance to meet monkeys outside the maintained area. If you just walk by and... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
57 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Farley Hill is a very nice place to visit for the breathtaking views! The other reviewers are right, there isn't much to do besides admiring the view and the beautiful ruins of what used a mansion. I am fascinated by architecture, including ruins, so I found the visit very enjoyable. There are a lot of tourist attractions in that area,... More 

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Cambridge
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A nice place to wander, popular with the locals at weekends for a picnic. Visit the nearby forest and you are likely to see green monkeys, be careful it is not well signposted in there.

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