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Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in 130 feet of water and populated by all kinds of tropical... more » Owner description: For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in 130 feet of water and populated by all kinds of tropical marine life. « less
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Ranked #2 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
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$128* and up
Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, inclusive the great... more » Owner description: PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, inclusive the great house, gardens and gullies, rum distillery and nearby Cherry Tree Hill, a historic avenue of Mahogany Trees located just outside the main gate. Cherry Tree Hill offers a breathtaking view of the island's East Coast.Guests can also enjoy a charming home movie c.1935, museum and a complimentary drink (fruit punch or rum punch).Guided tours, subject to availability, are provided at no extra fee. Please enquire with the guides at the entrance to the great house.It is recommended that groups of ten or more persons book in advance. Please enquire about group tours or school programmes using our online reservation request form. Special meals or assistance for guests with special needs may also be made in advance.HOURS OF OPERATIONSt. Nicholas Abbey is open 6 days per week; the Plantation is closed on Saturdays.Sunday - Friday10.00am - 3.30pmPlease check our Calendar of Events for information on the steam mill's operation schedule.While we suggest a minimum of 1 hour for your visit, ideally guests will spend approximately 30 minutes in the great house and approximately 1-2 hours touring the grounds and gardens, Cherry Tree Hill, rum distillery, home movie and museum. We recommend starting your tour no later than 3pm.The Terrace Café serves lunch, tea and other light refreshments during opening hours. « less
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Alongside Barbados Museum, site of former British soldier barracks, now used for horse racing.
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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Sports Complexes; Other
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Ranked #6 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: A nineteen year-old George Washington spent two months at this house, making Barbados the only foreign nation Washington ever... more » Owner description: A nineteen year-old George Washington spent two months at this house, making Barbados the only foreign nation Washington ever visited. « less
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Historic Sites; Military Museums; Cultural
Former 17th century British military base, now open to the public.
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Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

The Nidhe Israel Synagogue in Bridgetown is the oldest Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. It is a pleasant place to visit, and incorporates a museum (a little pricey - but well... more »

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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural
Two late 19th century buildings built of coral stone, now important architectural landmarks in Bridgetown.
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Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Horse Tracks; Other
Alongside Barbados Museum, site of former British soldier barracks, now used for horse racing.
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Ranked #13 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: History Museums; Museums
An engaging glimpse into the history of Barbados.
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Ranked #14 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Horse Tracks; Other
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Ranked #15 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This school was named after the renowned Codrington family and features beautifully landscaped grounds and a large lily pond.
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Ranked #16 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
The first American President George Washington attended services at this Bridgetown church in 1751.
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Ranked #17 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Parks; Outdoors
A pleasant park near the center of the city of Bridgetown.
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Ranked #18 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Bodies of Water; Cultural
A scenic inlet into the center of Bridgetown, lined with boats.
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Ranked #19 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and Trafalgar streets, this triangular "square"... more » Owner description: Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and Trafalgar streets, this triangular "square" (formerly called Trafalgar Square) marks the center of town. Its monument to Lord Horatio Nelson (although Nelson was in Barbados only briefly in 1777, when he was a 19-year-old navy lieutenant) predates Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square by 36 years. Also here are a war memorial and a fountain that commemorates the advent of running water on Barbados in 1865. « less
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Ranked #20 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Bridgetown's mecca for friendly people, good food and great rum.
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Ranked #22 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
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Ranked #23 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
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Ranked #25 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
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Ranked #26 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Observatories/ Planetariums; Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1963, the Harry Bayley Observatory underwent a total restoration of the building and refurbishment of its... more » Owner description: Built in 1963, the Harry Bayley Observatory underwent a total restoration of the building and refurbishment of its astronomical instruments in 2014. The observatory is managed by The Barbados Astronomical Society Inc., A non-profit corporation whose objective is to educate the general public, with an emphasis on students, in the subject of astronomy. The observatory is open on Friday evenings from 8 pm to 10 pm (weather permitting). The public can enjoy superb views of the night sky through our 16" Meade telescope. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. « less
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Ranked #28 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This building's traditional, mid-19th century British architecture makes an interesting contrast with the lush tropical... more » Owner description: This building's traditional, mid-19th century British architecture makes an interesting contrast with the lush tropical landscape. « less
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Ranked #29 of 32 attractions in Bridgetown
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