Central Barbados attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Central Barbados

St Nicholas Abbey

St Nicholas Abbey is a Jacobean-style mansion that is one of the oldest plantation houses in the Caribbean and a must-see stop on any island itinerary. The grounds include the Great House, various gardens and a very…
Gardens in Central Barbados

Huntes Gardens

Although a relatively new project, these gardens at the home of famed local horticulturalist Anthony Hunte already have a magical aura. All kinds of plants and shrubs line crisscrossing paths beneath majestic cabbag…
Nature Reserve in Central Barbados

Welchman Hall Gully

Once part of a large estate that covered the area, this National Trust property contains some rare tracts of original Barbados tropical rainforest, although there are also several introduced species present. A trail…
Gardens in Central Barbados

Flower Forest

A 20-hectare botanic garden on the site of a former sugar estate that has many stately, mature citrus and breadfruit trees as well as a fine range of heliconias. Don't expect to see fields and fields of flowers – it…
Cave in Central Barbados

Harrison's Cave

This cave is promoted as one of the island's premier attractions, but how much you enjoy it will depend on which tour you choose. The main 'tram tour' involves sitting on a vehicle and being driven through the inter…
Park in Central Barbados

Farley Hill National Park

A tree-covered hillside set around the ruins of an old estate home. Climb to the top and sit on one of the benches in front of the pagoda for a fresh breeze and phenomenal views down to the Atlantic. Bring a book an…
Hill in Central Barbados

Cherry Tree Hill

A historic avenue lined with mahogany trees that leads from St Nicholas Abbey down to the Atlantic. The view from the top is spectacular.
Historic Site in Central Barbados

Gun Hill

This 1818 hilltop signal tower has impressive views of the surrounding valleys and the southwest coast. The island was once connected by six such signal towers that used flags and lanterns to relay messages. The off…
Zoo in Central Barbados

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Barbados Wildlife Reserve is a walk-through zoo opposite Farley Hill, with short paths that meander through a mahogany forest containing green monkeys and loads of sluggish red-footed turtles. Other creatures that m…
Notable Building in Central Barbados

Grenade Signal Station

Right across the car park from the Barbados Wildlife Sanctuary, and under the same management, you'll find a mahogany forest on a hillside that cloaks an old signal station. You can climb the structure for fine view…