Old Factory

One of the major businesses in Anguilla for a time was the exportation of cotton to England. Old Factory is a still standing reminder of this trade, serving as the historic spot where a great deal of the island's cotton was ginned. Today, the building is home to the Anguilla Tourist Office.

What to Expect

While most of the original ginning machinery was lost after the Old Factory was closed, what remains has been put on display for guests visiting the Tourist Office to peruse.

After the factory originally closed, several businesses took their turn at trying to occupy the space, and over time renovations were made to accommodate these businesses. Luckily, much of the original architecture is still in tact, including the Dutch hip roof.

Staying Close

Old Factory is located in the Valley, ensuring visitors to this part of Anguilla will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. With only a few hotels around the area around this historical site, a small amount of foot traffic should be bargained for.

Hotels near Old Factory
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast B & B -- --
Las Esquinas B & B 2.7 mi. (2.5 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

You certainly won't go hungry if you're spending time near this historical site; there is a numerous supply of food and drink options within traveling distance. The most frequented nearby place to eat is Valley Bistro, which offers Mediterranean fare. The dining establishment is a brief ways off, but far-off enough that you will want to plan on using a means of transport to travel there. Fat Cat Gourmet to Go and English Rose Restaurant are a couple other restaurant options within reach of this location. At English Rose Restaurant you will be able to try out American dishes and experience the Anguilla culture.

Information

Operating Hours

The Anguilla Tourist Office, and thus the Old Factory, is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closing from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.

Payment

Entry into the Old Factory is free.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (264) 497-2759

Location: the Valley, Anguilla

Website: http://www.oldfactory-anguilla.ai/

 

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