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Tourist Attractions in St. George

Barbados Tourist Attractions in St. George

St. George is located in the middle of the island and is one of only two parishes that does not border the coast. The other parish in the middle of the island is St. Thomas.

There are plenty of tourist attractions in the parish of St. George and it is well worth a drive around to appreciate this parish.

One of your first stops should be at the St. George Parish Church, which is an Anglican church that dates back to 1784. It is built from coral stone, which keeps the building cool and is lovely to wander around. There are two other churches in St. George and they are St. Luke’s Church and St. Augustine’s Church.

The next place of interest to visit is Orchid World, where you will find over 20,000 different types of orchids. The gardens are very tranquil and you can walk around the entire display in about an hour. It is open every day from 9am until 5pm.

To take in a point of historical interest in Barbados, then you can visit Gun Hill Signal Station, which is one of six signal stations across Barbados. These signal stations were erected after the slave revolt of 1818; these were then manned by army personnel to detect any trouble brewing across the island. In 1868 one soldier carved a 10 foot high white lion of the rock, which still stands today.

If you are interested in old houses then take a trip to Francia Plantation House, which is famous for it’s collection of maps, one of which is the oldest on the island as it is dated 1522. The main house is open to the public from Monday until Friday from 9am until 4pm. For further information please read our article below. Providence School is also located on the grounds of Francia Plantation House.

And finally, the last attraction in the parish of St. George is a Jacobean property called Drax Hall. There are only three remaining Jacobean properties the western hemisphere and Barbados is lucky enough to be home to a second property, which is St. Nicholas Abbey is St. Peter. For further information on both properties then please read our articles below.