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The Barbados National Trust is a charitable, non-profit body founded in 1961 to preserve the unique heritage of our island home, be it historic buildings and sites, or places of natural beauty or environmental importance. We are linked through our aims, goals and structure to all the international National Trusts from England to Australia.

The Barbados National Trust: Andromeda Botanic GardensAndromeda Botanic Gardens - A prize-wining tropical garden set on six acres of constantly varying terrain. Brilliant collections of rare and unique species make up individual gardens that blend in naturally with the landscape.
The Barbados National Trust: The Arbib Nature & Heritage TrailThe Arbib Nature & Heritage Trail - A gorgeous hike through spectacular countryside, the Arbib Trail is Barbados' first fully interactive guided trail. Take in the rolling hills and cane fields, dark and mysterious Whim Gully, and learn about whales and schooners, a working sugar plantation and some of the island's rare flora and fauna.
The Barbados National Trust: Gun Hill Signal StationGun Hill Signal Station - Strategically placed on the highland of St. George, this 1818 tower is the finest of a chain of signal stations that once carried news across the island at the approach of an enemy or cargo ships.
The Barbados National Trust: Morgan Lewis Sugar MillMorgan Lewis Sugar Mill - The largest and only complete sugar windmill surviving in the Caribbean. The wind-driven machinery that ground the sugarcane in the 18th and 19th centuries is still intact.
The Barbados National Trust: The Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum and FactoryThe Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum and Factory - From canefield to sugar to rum, the history of the sweetest product in the world, presented in an original sugar boiling house, complete with taste samples.
The Barbados National Trust: The Bridgetown SynagogueThe Bridgetown Synagogue - One of the oldest Synagogues in the Western hemisphere, originally built in 1654, now beautifully restored and in use once again by the Barbadian Jewish Community.
The Barbados National Trust: Tyrol Cot Heritage VillageTyrol Cot Heritage Village - Once the home of Sir Grantley Adams, this beautifully restored 1854 mansion, with its Barbadian antiques, is the centerpiece of an authentic "chattel house" village that features a market for local arts, crafts, food and drink.
The Barbados National Trust: Welchman Hall GullyWelchman Hall Gully - Experience a cool green jungle walk, through a deep gully filled with hundreds of exotic trees and plants, including rare clove and nutmeg species.
The Barbados National Trust: Wildey HouseWildey House - The headquarters of the Barbados National Trust is now Wildey House, a beautiful old Georgian-style mansion set on beautiful grounds which has undergone extensive renovation. It also houses a fine collection of antique furniture, which was bequeathed to us, along with the house, by the Leacock family.


Other Properties and sights not managed by
The Barbados National Trust
The Barbados National Trust: The Barbados MuseumThe Barbados Museum - Located in a 19th century British Garrison building, the Museum houses superb collections of Archeology, Natural History, Barbadian History and African and European Decorative Arts.
The Barbados National Trust: Codrington CollegeCodrington College - The theological college is a spectacular building design situated in an equally impressive and serene setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
The Barbados National Trust: Francia Plantaion HouseFrancia Plantation House - An elegant and romantic house, with superb terraced gardens, built by a Frenchman for his new bride at the turn of the century.
The Barbados National Trust: St. Nicholas AbbeySt. Nicholas Abbey - This 330 year old Jacobean mansion is the epitome of county grace and charm. Its history is connected to the settling of South Carolina.
The Barbados National Trust: Sunbury Plantation HouseSunbury Plantation House - The house and adjacent working sugar plantation have a documented history reaching back over 300 years, to the 1660's. The interior offers a glimpse into domestic plantation life of a bygone era. The house was destroyed by fire in 1995, but is now restored completely to its original condition


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