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Speightstown

Country
Barbados
State
Saint Peters
City
Speightstown
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

The nearest Airport is Sir Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) located on the ABC Highway/Highway 7 in Seawell, Christ Church.The city of Bridgetown and New York City in the United States, were the only cities in the western hemisphere to be served by regularly scheduled British Airways Concorde flights.Additionally, the GAIA has been chosen as one of only four global display sites for the retired supersonic aircraft.The Airport is currently in the final stages of an expansion project, which will also include the construction of an aviation museum to house the retired Concorde aircraft.

By Bus

Public buses that head northward to destinations such as Holetown and Speightstown, and to some locations in St. Michael including the University of the West Indies - (Cave Hill Campus), leave from the Princess Alice Bus Terminal which lies to the west of the city centre.Buses for points east and south leave from the Fairchild Street Bus Terminal, which is on the eastern edge of the city centre, near to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).

By Taxi

Route taxis are privately owned mini vans that are a cross between taxis and buses.They follow certain routes around the island.You can easily flag one of these down and for a low fare they'll take you pretty much anywhere.

Key places to visit
The Barbados Museum, Pelican Craft Centre, Blackmans Gully, Arlington House Museum


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Places to Visit

The Barbados Museum

Located at the Garrison is housed in the former British Military Prison.The prison,whose upper section was built in 1817 and lower section in 1853, became the headquarters of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society in 1930.Just minutes away from the Barbados Museum sits the five star Hilton resort. The hotel boasts 350 ocean-view guestrooms,including 77 Executive Floor rooms and 33 suites.

Pelican Craft Centre

Pelican Craft Centre also called Pelican Village is a wonderful shopping area where you will find some of the best locally made crafts and souvenirs for gifts to remember your vacation in Barbados.Be sure to visit some of the talented artists at their studios perhaps you'll find a unique treasure here as a reminder of your vacation in Barbados.

Blackmans Gully

Is located in the parish of St. Joseph on the east coast of Barbados.Blackmans is part of an islandwide series of gullies that form a vital part of our ecosystem.The gullies are home to many animals, including the Green Monkey, along with a wide range of plants some of which have medicinal value.Overlooking the gully is Blackmans Bridge which dates back to before 1682.The bridge is between 35 and 40 metres long and between 3 and 5 metres wide.

Arlington House Museum

The Arlington House Museum in Speightstown, Barbados has been open to the public for a little over a year and has turned out to be quite an attraction for locals and visitors to the Island alike.The Arlington House an 18th century ship chandlers house is one of the oldest surviving properties in Speightstown Barbados.It's an extremely rare survivor of a unique type of building which evolved from England.Because of the connection that Barbados had with the USA similar buildings could at one time be found in Charleston South Carolina, USA.

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