Farley Hill National Park

The site where a magnificent 19th century great house once stood is now the Farley Hill National Park. Farley Hill Great House was considered the island's most stately mansion in its day. The beautiful mansion built in 1818 by Sir Graham Briggs for the entertainment of his guest Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, when the latter visited Barbados in 1861. Other Royal visitors including Princes Albert, Victor and George, later King George V of England, were entertained there when they visited the island in 1879. The building's walls are coral stone and still standing despite several fires and hurricanes that ravished the house.

In 1956, because of its picturesque setting, the mansion was the scene of several sequences in the movie, "Island in the Sun", starring Harry Belafonte, but soon after it was destroyed by fire. The Government of Barbados bought the property in 1965 and it was officially opened as The Farley Hill National Park by H.M. Queen Elizabeth 11, the following year. It is located in St. Peter a 17 acre pleasantly landscaped and picturesque spot with a stunning panorama of the Atlantic.

The gutted remains of the mansion still stand.



Weekly Events

Monday Picturesque picnic spot with a stunning panorama view and the ruins of 19th century great house mansion
Tuesday Picturesque picnic spot with a stunning panorama view and the ruins of 19th century great house mansion
Wednesday Picturesque picnic spot with a stunning panorama view and the ruins of 19th century great house mansion
Thursday Picturesque picnic spot with a stunning panorama view and the ruins of 19th century great house mansion
Friday Picturesque picnic spot with a stunning panorama view and the ruins of 19th century great house mansion
Saturday Picturesque picnic spot with a stunning panorama view and the ruins of 19th century great house mansion
Sunday Picturesque picnic spot with a stunning panorama view and the ruins of 19th century great house mansion

Directions

About 10 mins drive from Bathsheba and the East Coast road heading in a northerly direction, opposite The Wildlife Reserve.


Contact Info
Farley Hill National Park
Farley Hill,
St. Peter

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