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 near the center of St. Andrew Parish, near Bawdens; it is 3.9 miles to the east of Speightstown.
If you've worked up an appetite exploring the nature sanctuary, you're in luck, as you'll find numerous choices of dining options in the vicinity. The nearest restaurant to Farley Hill is Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant, which serves Bajan fare. It is just about a short distance away away from this nature preserve, so grab a table and try something off the menu. Also close-by, you'll come across options including La Salsa Restaurant & Bar and Enid's where you can try a bite of Caribbean food and enjoy the Barbados scene.
Active travelers that enjoy wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, might consider seeing Barbados Wildlife Reserve and Folkstone Marine Park; both of which are not too far from this wildlife reservation if you've got a car. Other nearby activities include Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station, which is within traveling range in St. Andrew Parish. You might also want to consider heading over to Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, which is another attraction in the vicinity.
Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Farley Hill.
|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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