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Farley Hill Review
At this national park in northern St. Peter, across the road from the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, gardens and lawns—along with an avenue of towering royal palms and gigantic mahogany, whitewood, and casuarina trees—surround the imposing ruins of a plantation greathouse built by Sir Graham Briggs in 1861 to entertain royal visitors from England. Partially rebuilt for the filming of Island in the Sun, the classic 1957 film starring Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge, the structure was destroyed by fire in 1965. Behind the estate, there's a sweeping view of the region called Scotland for its rugged landscape. The park is also the site of various festivals and musical events during the year.
- Address: Farley Hill, St. Peter
- Cost: $2 per car, pedestrians free
- Hours: Daily 8:30–6
- Location: Northern Barbados
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