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Barbados Garrison

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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
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Former 17th century British military base, now open to the public.

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So many things to see!

Included in the ticket price is a cab to and from your accommodation, which was quite good for us, as we were staying a good 40 minutes away from the Garrison.......except the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Basingstoke, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This area provides a real Barbadian Community atmosphere. Locals and visitors alike enjoy flying kites from the center of the nearly 1 mile circumference track. Walkers and runners are able to enjoy the 3/4 mile paved inner track. We were amazed to see the whole town light up with enthusiasm for the Horse Racing scheduled on the Monday after Easter... More 

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Basingstoke, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Included in the ticket price is a cab to and from your accommodation, which was quite good for us, as we were staying a good 40 minutes away from the Garrison.......except the organisers, who'd emailed confirmation of our booking, forgot about us. Cue a couple of frantic phone calls, and a hectic cab ride down to the Garrison, where we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend the tour highly enough for anyone interested in the history of the island. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to be on your feet for a couple of hours and if you are happy with that, a treat is in store. Informative, amusing, laughs and scares await. The guys guide you through history of the English army and... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Our luck had us pick a random day to visit and it was the once a year, major racing event, The Gold Cup. We had unexpected fun. I dont know what a normal day is like, but we had a great time

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Went here on the biggest race day of the year for Barbados, The Sandy Lane Gold Cup meeting. What a fantastic atmosphere! It felt like the Bajan equivalent of The Derby. Almost the whole of Barbados seemed to be there making for an excellent day out. If you don't want to spend money on getting into the grandstand you can... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a race course, listen to V92.9 radio for race day specials. Bajan also use here for exercising early and late on an evening. There is a mini gym with a few exercise equipment.Great place to meet new friends if you are into keep fit.

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Excellent tour ! Very informative. Wishing it could have been longer! Would definitely recommend for anyone interested in history of this beautiful island.

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Stroll round the racecourse, view the barracks, visit George Washington House and the Barbados Museum and watch the 'Changing of the Sentries' all in this area

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We enjoyed just going to the track to see the amazing horses. Some of the fittest and best in the world. To see them run is a great sight. Early in the morning the men bring them down to the ocean for a swim. I would make sure I was up every morning just to see this. We stayed at... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Garrison historic area on the outskirts of Bridgetown where you will find Charles Fort, Main Guard, Barbados Museum, Bush Hill House known as the George Washington House and the Garrison Savannah where horse racing takes place. All worth seeing to get a sense of of the early history of Barbados.

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