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Barbados Garrison

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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
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Description: Former 17th century British military base, now open to the public.

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a feel of the colonial past

even though this place has obviously changed when we went here.you.could feel the history of Barbados from colonial to the present day nice relaxing atmosphere and area to enjoy

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Paisley, United Kingdom

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

even though this place has obviously changed when we went here.you.could feel the history of Barbados from colonial to the present day nice relaxing atmosphere and area to enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Much locals and visitors never chose to go on historic tours; however this tour we took was very educational and enlightening. The first aspect of the tour we visited the movie room and saw a short video presentation of George Washington's brief stay in Barbados and how it helped to shaped his decision making later in history. Next was the... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A day trip never to forget it's well worth looking at past time if your a military person looking to see how these people on this small island defended the country this is a place for you. Beautiful old looking army base.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was included on our island tour. I didn't spend much time here. It might have been more interesting for history buffs. Ok, but not worth a special trip.

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Edmonton, AB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Trip Advisor has this review of 'Barbados Garrison' and also another review for 'Garrison Savannah', but am just rating on this one. We arrived and parked at the large paved parking area which was located at the end of the racetrack and right off the main road. We then walked to the beach to watch the horses being excercised in... More 

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The whole island has a very relaxed feel and while walking around this area looking at all the old buildings and reading all the boards on the buildings giving you the history of each specific building and looking around inside when the building has right of entry.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

only on a Thursday do they do the changing of the guard it was good to watch the old timers doing it and also having a drink with them afterwards

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

You watch a short movie to begin with this tells you some of the history of the garrison and George Washington house, We had two tour guides who were lovely and entertaining, it was an interesting tour, you get to see what George Washington liked about Barbados, You have to chance to walk through the tunnels that were discovered recently,... More 

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Midlands, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We'd only planned to have a peek at the Garrison (having driven past it every day in our way to the cricket we thought it was just the fort on the left side of the road) but what a treat! We spent about 5 hours wandering round, going to Bush Hill house, Barbados museum, round th race track and finally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a trip if you like a bit of history, and my five year old behaved immaculately throughout the several hours of the tour

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Address: Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown

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