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Arnos Vale Waterwheel and Nature Park

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Address: Arnos Vale Hotel, Tobago
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A park established on the grounds of an old sugar plantation to preserve...

A park established on the grounds of an old sugar plantation to preserve Tobago's wildlife.

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Appreciate The Greenery

The Waterwheel is a ruin but you can wander round if you are careful. This is a natural forest setting so you can appreciate the greenery and wildlife.

Reviewed March 27, 2016
tezpil
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,308 reviews
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Reviewed March 27, 2016

The Waterwheel is a ruin but you can wander round if you are careful. This is a natural forest setting so you can appreciate the greenery and wildlife.

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1 Thank tezpil
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109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2016

The waterwheel is all that remains in tact. a tumbledown chimney and a lovely stream all set in a beautiful setting. No restaurant. We only stayed to take photographs. A shame it has been vandalised as it would make a great attraction and keep the history of the island alive.

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1 Thank Stuart B
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2015

There is a charred water wheel here that vandals have ruined. We visited 15 years ago and it was lovely. Nothing here

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Thank Beverly C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015

Derelict used to have a restaurant and be run professionally. Now is run down, overgrown, with cows, goats roaming around and you have to watch your step too. Amusing as you can see remnants of a previous party or something. Still worth a walk through.

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Thank Bubbles W
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2014

The place is derelict now, a real shame as the history of the island is kept alive with regard to the forts so well. I think they are government owned while this site is privately owned. It's been said that the place was ransacked while the owners were away, I think they should have employed some security, especially as labor... More 

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Thank Brinh
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

When I came here about a year back, I was shocked to see only a part of what used to be the water wheel covered in jungle activity. It looked very scary and deserted. Definitely in need of reconstruction.

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Thank shalini r
Solihull, UK
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

As we walked into the dilapidated building we were surprised to see Christmas decorations still hanging from the ceiling. Fruit bats, disturbed by us, flew around our heads. There were two attendants, one was fast asleep on a chair in the sun and the other told us it would cost $30TT each to look around. I was keen to wander... More 

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1 Thank Megagrumpy
Uppsala, Sweden
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200 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2014

We visited in January and met the owners. The place was reopened and under restauration. It had been smashed when they lived abroad. Now they gave good tours and served delicious soup. Very special place, well worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013

With a newly fallen tree blocking the entrance to the old plantation the flora around the sight have truly enveloped its previous grandeur to surprisingly mirror a set from Jurassic Park. Trees grow though walls, bats nest in the ceiling, and floorboards creak as you tentatively explore this natural playground. The waterwheel is impressive but rather treacherous to walk to... More 

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Thank Daniel T
Trinidad
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133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A fantastic trip back in history, and a wonderful peaceful walk through a nature trail after which , Imagine , you are having a nice English tea in a beautiful setting just 1 hour before sunset. You hear the sound of an old bell and hundreds of birds many different species , fly in to feed not only from the... More 

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