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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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Not what I expected! The original Garrison parade ground is now a horse racing track. Viewing seems to be free if you fancy! A museum, George Washington house, lots of great old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Not what I expected! The original Garrison parade ground is now a horse racing track. Viewing seems to be free if you fancy! A museum, George Washington house, lots of great old cannon and so on. If you have time, well worth a look. We spend less than 2 hours seeing most of it.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This less than 1/2 mile turf track is a real pleasure to visit. One can imagine the first races on epsom downs. With fans shouting from a plethora of infield fans. They are pushing against the inside railing. They run anti clockwise a rarity this side of the pond.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This building goes back to the 17th century it was a Garrison for many a year..there area remnants of this history with the large cannons in the grounds surrounding it.Within the main house you feel you can step back in time to the age of land and people owners,the place is so reminiscent of the gonevwith thevwind scenarios... Worth the... More 

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very different to UK racing - hot and sunny - enjoy a bottle of Banks and don't worry which area u choose to watch the races - excellent views all round!!

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 158 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 37 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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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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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown

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