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Farley Hill National Park

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Address: Barbados
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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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Travel fro St Nicholas Abbey up to the top and see a view to die for of Bathsheba and the Atlantic coast. An experience which made me gasp.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
Woopsie75
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Travel fro St Nicholas Abbey up to the top and see a view to die for of Bathsheba and the Atlantic coast. An experience which made me gasp.

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Neston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a brief stop here on a guided tour of the island. Past the ruined house and up a hill to take in the wonderful view from the top. Plenty of photo opportunities here. It's a pity the house has not been renovated as this would make a great hotel or wedding venue. Apparently there were plans but they... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

You get an amazing view of the east coast among the ruins of historic buildings and mature trees. Weddings, reunions, parties or even just a simple picnic would be idealic in the beautiful location.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Don't forget your camera when visiting Farley Hill. The former home of a governor and the house was used in the filming of Island in the Sun but is now a ruin having burnt and made unsafe by an earthquake. The grounds are now an arboretum of mature trees from around the world.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We visit Farley Hill each time we visit Barbados just because the view is so peaceful. We love the drive there. Romantic place.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

this is a nice Little walk around but i would not reccommend going there only to see the national park. it is rather small. you pay $6 to park your car and then you can walk around a Little - basically you could drive as well, but it is really small. there is an old house in the area which... More 

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Port Rowan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We recently visited Farley National Park. The ruins of the plantation house are very impressive. Interesting note that the movie Island in the Sun, staring Harry Belefonte was filmed here in 1959, and six years later, the house was destroyed by fire. Queen Elizabeth visited in 1966, in celebration of Barbados Independence. There is a plaque to commemorate her visit.... More 

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arundel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We visited on a holiday the park was very busy with locals . The ruin of the house was dramatic very overgrown its quite small and doesn't take much to see

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Just the shell of a 19th century house surrounded by ugly security fencing in some grounds with a kids playground and a shabby picnic spot. It may be worth stopping for 5 mins to see the view over the east coast, but that's about it.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This national park is high up on a hill with stunning views. There is a small entrance fee which it is worth the price. It is a peaceful place covered in tall trees. The views of the east coast is commanding. It is a bit cooler up there than it is at the beach. There is an interesting old plantation... More 

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