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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
Description: Alongside Barbados Museum, site of former British soldier barracks, now...
Alongside Barbados Museum, site of former British soldier barracks, now used for horse racing.
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Loved the action and seeing horses up close...intend to spend the day...jam packed...so don't expect parking...parade a treat...sat in the grand stand away from sun...tickets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved the action and seeing horses up close...intend to spend the day...jam packed...so don't expect parking...parade a treat...sat in the grand stand away from sun...tickets pricy.....long line up for toilets and food.....take your own...vendors sell fruit in stands....quite an experience

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

An amazingly entertaining stroll through the Garrison district with the night tour is more than worth the money. If you are lucky enough to be able to catch this theatrical re-enactment of some local Garrison area stories DO IT. Starting from the Café at George Washington House down to the beach and back through the cemetery the stories from the... More 

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Chesterfield
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a couple of hours to spare on our last day before heading to the airport so we took the kids along to the races. Good fun, plenty of places to watch from the side without actually paying to go in but we did so they could experience the atmosphere. Very enjoyable and we even won a few Barbadian... More 

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barbados
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On the coast road outside Bridgetown is the large open playing field-cum-race course around which are sited the historic military buildings and national museum, overlooked by a line-up of old cannons. Horse races are held on several Saturdays throughout the year, and also big parades. Kite playing is popular at Easter, and kites are for sale for those keen to... More 

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Naas, Ireland
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29 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went wandering around the Garrison area while waiting to check into our hotel, that was just a few minutes away. We would have loved to see the races, the whole set up looks like fun, but there weren't any in the days we spent in the area. It was also very interesting to look at the military buildings and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We've been there twice now and enjoyed ourselves. The races are 30 minutes apart and you can place your bets right after you see the horses being led around the ring. Betting is cheap, food is cheap, beer a little less cheap. There are vendors selling bags of peanuts in the shell. $10 Bajan entrance fee to sit in the... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

heard about the races on Saturday afternoons and decided to visit. Easy parking (free) under trees round the course and reasonable entrance fee of £7. Drinks dirt cheap but food selection poor and not the best quality. I think y oh can pay £33 to watch the races from the members rooms and that includes a free lunch. That might... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Garrison race course is perfect for a day out when the racing is on meet the locals have a bet it is a great place to visit Good luck with a winner

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was very informative alot of things I didn't know about barbados I now do it was lovely and peaceful walking around lovely to get out of the heat of the day before heading to bridgetown

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Edinburgh
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Lovely little racecourse, some decent races. Plenty of seats, dont need to buy a VIP ticket because all you get extra is a cupholder on your seat. Takes a bit longer to put bets on than usual, bit more laid back. Seats are so close to the track made it very exciting

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