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Gun Hill Signal Station

  • Fusilier Rd. Map It
  • Gun Hill
  • Historic District/Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

The 360-degree view from Gun Hill, at 700 feet, was of strategic importance to the 18th-century British army. Using lanterns and semaphore, soldiers here could communiciate with their counterparts at the south coast's Garrison and the north's Grenade Hill about approaching ships, civil disorders, or other emergencies. Time moved slowly in 1868, and Captain Henry Wilkinson whiled away his off-duty hours by carving a huge lion from a single rock—on the hillside below the tower. Come for a short history lesson but mainly for the view; it's so gorgeous that military invalids were sent here to convalesce.

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Fusilier Rd., Gun Hill, St. George, Barbados

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Weekdays 9–5

Published 10/12/2015


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