Farley Hill

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Farley Hill, because of its cooling tree cover, well maintained property, and eye-catching scenery, is well loved in Barbados for special events and even just a picnic with family and friends. Guests staying on the island will find this a nice place to relax and explore some historic ruins.

Sloping hills, tall, strong trees, and of course, the Farley Hill Great House ruins typify this popular picnic spot.

Set on the 17 acre park guests will find picnic grounds, a playground for children, rentable tents, and the Farley Hill Great House. The Farley Hill Great House is a landmark in its own right, built at the turn of the 19th century, and showcasing the opulent life style of then plantation owners.


Farley Hill is located toward the center of St. Andrew Parish, in the vicinity of Bawdens; it is easily reached by taxi to the east of Speightstown.

Nearby Restaurants

If you find your belly rumbling during your visit to the nature preserve, don't worry -- you're going to find an exceptionally large selection of local restaurants in this area. Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant, which serves Bajan dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The eatery is a brief distance off, but removed enough that you may decide to make plans for having some type of transportation to visit there. Also close-by, you'll encounter options including La Salsa Restaurant & Bar and Fisherman Pub where you and your group will want to try a bit of Caribbean food and experience the flavors of Barbados.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who like wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, should consider seeing Barbados Wildlife Reserve and Folkstone Marine Park; both of which are a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. There are some other activities nearby, including Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station, which is within driving distance in St. Andrew Parish. You might also want to consider heading over to Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, which is another attraction not far away.

A wildlife reservation is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Farley Hill
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station Historic Site 0.5 mi. (5.7 km) W 3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Speightstown
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill Historic Site 0.7 mi. (7.5 km) E 4.7 mi. East of Speightstown
St. Nicholas Abbey Museum 0.9 mi. (6.4 km) NNW 4.0 mi. East-Northeast of Speightstown
St. Peter's Church Historic Site 4.0 mi. (0.2 km) W Speightstown

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Location: St. Andrew Parish, Barbados


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