Tourist Attractions in Christ Church

Barbados Tourist Attractions in Christ Church

Sightseeing, a number of tourist attractions and excursions can all be done in Christ Church by the holiday traveler.

The parish of Christ Church runs from Grantley Adams International Airport all the way along the south coast until the Garrison Savannah.

Firstly you will find the Concorde Experience, which is located at Grantley Adams International Airport. Barbados is one of the few places in the world where you can see a Concorde Aircraft since its retirement. Here you can actually board the aircraft and enjoy a simulated flight, there is also a full museum dedicated to the history of the aircraft.

A few minutes along the highway from the airport you will see the Barbados Golf Club located on your left, where visitors and locals can enjoy a round of golf on this excellent course.

Next along the highway you find the Globe Drive In cinema, which is suitable all year round with the tropical climate of Barbados. Enjoy a picnic under the stars while you watch the latest films on the big screen.

If you were to continue along the highway you would come to the area known as Wildey and here you will find the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, where there are many concerts and sporting events held. Next door is the Barbados Aquatic Centre with an Olympic swimming pool. In this same area is also Banks Brewery, where the national beer is produced, here you can take a tour and visit their outside bar for a cold beer and to purchase souvenirs. Here in Wildey you will also find Wildey House.

From Wildey you can then head south by going down Rendezvous Hill towards the south coast main road, known as Highway Seven, near the bottom of the hill you will see a right hand turn and sign posts for Rockley Golf Club. This is a nine hole course, which is popular with visitors and locals. There is also a bar and restaurant at the club house.

If you head back out on to Rendezvous Hill and head to the bottom of the traffic and then turn left you will find a turning on your right, which is St. Lawrence Gap, a bustling street, both during the day and at night. It has lots of accommodation, bars and restaurants and lots of shops for souvenirs and beach accessories. Here you also find Dover beach one of the liveliest beaches on the south coast.

Back out on to the main road heading away from St. Lawrence Gap and towards Oistins you will see Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, a nature reserve surrounded by tropical gardens, which are lovely to stroll around. The sanctuary attracts all forms of wild life including flamingos, green monkeys and other tropical birds. This is currently closed until further notice.

Finally one of the biggest tourist attractions in Barbados is the old market town of Oistins, which is famous for its fish market and traditional Bajan Fish Fry on a Friday night.

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