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

The Valley is a good option for those wishing to visit Old Factory, because guests staying in this region of Anguilla will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. There are a large number of hotels within range of this historical site.

Hotels near Old Factory
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast B & B -- --
CéBlue Villas & Beach Resort Villa complex 1.1 mi. (1.5 km) W
Ani Villas Villa complex 1.6 mi. (2.4 km) NW
Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa Villa complex 2.6 mi. (4.5 km) NNE
Las Esquinas B & B 2.7 mi. (2.5 km) SW
Kamique Villas Villa complex 2.8 mi. (2.1 km) SW
Ku Hotel Hotel 2.9 mi. (5.0 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the area and checking out this site, you're in luck, as there is a numerous supply of local restaurants within traveling distance. The most frequented nearby place to eat is Valley Bistro, which sells Mediterranean fare. The eatery is a brief distance off, but removed enough that you may want to decide on using a type of transportation to get there. Also within reach, you will come across restaurants including Fat Cat Gourmet to Go and New Creations where you may try out Caribbean fare and enjoy the culture of Anguilla.

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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