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Former 17th century British military base, now open to the public.
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visit here on a Thursday at noon and you will see the changing of the guard which is free and is held at the Main Guard / Clock Tower area of the garrison. We wouldn’t have known anything about it if it hadn’t been mentioned...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Akkers1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had an excellent visit here. Every Thursday, changing of the guard, which is free. There is also a house and gardens to visit, and this also has a lovely coffee shop. Really enjoyed the visit, very informative and a chance to get out of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank pmrunner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a quick stop off here, no racing unfortunately at this time of year. Wish we had been able to time visit with changing of the guard, that would have really bought the place alive. Not really worth stopping unless for racing, guard event or...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gardengel-IoW
Reviewed 4 October 2019

We've been to Barbados several times but had never visited the Garrison before. It was a very interesting trip and we learned a lot about this fascinating landmark and the stories behind it, along with how George Washington was influenced by his time here. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 20 September 2019 via mobile

This is a great place to walk round first thing in the morning when the horses are out for their workouts, you will also see a lot of people exercising as it is very cool. There is also George Washington House and grounds and the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Every Thursday at noon, there is a historic changing of the guard ceremony at the Garrison. This is a totally FREE event. It lasts for 30 minutes and should not be missed. The participants are former military personnel. It is very colourful and incredible to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019

Wide open space with a lot of historic structures near/around it.. Good to stop by while in the area..

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 6 July 2019

We were close to here so spent our Saturday afternoon here watching, and betting on, the horse racing. We did not go into the actual stands but watched from around the track with the locals. There are vendors selling food and drink at reasonable prices....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DebbieGray
Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

Changing the guard. A long standing traditional colourful parade including much military marching about and a military drum band. The traditional colourful uniforms are quite attractive and ornate.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Happy2trip
Reviewed 12 April 2019

If you are thinking of visiting this location then do so on a Thursday around lunchtime. That is when the weekly 'Changing of the Guards' takes place at the Clock Tower. This is very reminiscent of watching 'Dad's Army' but in a nice way, not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Ann J
25 December 2018|
Response from Jen S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It seems like the race starts at 12:40. Checkout their Facebook page (Barbaodos Turf Club) and you should see a link to their race day PDF in a Dec 21 post.
2 January 2017|
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Response from Heppenstall | Reviewed this property |
Anything goes at thus race track
Nicola M
31 July 2016|
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Response from Helen K | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Do a self guided tour. Check BARBADOS do-t orgs website and drop them a line perhaps. This won't let me post the link.