Barbados Sights

Advertisement

Guidebooks

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Farley Hill, St. Peter
  • Cost: $2 per car, pedestrians free
  • Hours: Daily 8:30–6
  • Location: Northern Barbados
Updated: 02-27-2014

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

Travel Deals in Barbados

View all travel deals
* Some taxes, fees additional

View more trip reports

  • barbados advoce for family villa trip

    Barbados Advice for family.
    I was planning another trip to Jamaica where I stayed at a villa at My Silversands. I loved it. Had a housekeeper and cook so we could relax and play with the kids. Our kids Read more

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories