Cotton Tower Signal

Back in the 19th century the Barbados military utilized a series of signal stations to give island wide warning when a threat would occur. They were built on highly elevated ground both so that the military officers would have a good view of the surrounding area as they stood watch, and so that others would see their signals.

What to Expect

While there are several other signal stations on the island that you can enter for a panoramic view of Barbados, Cotton Tower is not one of them. Instead, a walk around the grounds might give you pause to think about what life would have been like for a soldier in charge of standing watch on the grounds over a century ago.

The pink walls of Cotton Tower Signal Station may give one pause to wonder if the station was named for cotton candy, but the assumption would be incorrect. In actually, the station was named for the daughter of the Governor of Barbados, Lady Catherine Cotton.

Staying Close

Consider staying in St. Joseph Parish if you plan on visiting Cotton Tower Signal, as visitors to this area of Barbados will be excited to have easy site access during their visit. With just a few accommodations around the neighborhood surrounding Cotton Tower Signal, only a little foot traffic should be bargained for.

Hotels near Cotton Tower Signal
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Round House Inn Guest house 1.5 mi. (0.4 km) NE
Sea-U! Guest House Hotel 1.8 mi. (1.0 km) NE
Atlantis Hotel Hotel 1.9 mi. (1.1 km) ENE

Location and What's Nearby

Lively guests may also be charmed by the area because of the possibility of open-air options. Historic site patrons also wishing to get in a game of golf should consider going to the closest course, Apes Hill Club. Free hours can also be planned at Bathsheba Beach, the nearest beach. While the options above may be the closest, there will still be a variety of equally enjoyable beach and golf options. Historic site visitors will find a fair number of other local attractions within a reasonable distance. You'll find a couple of attractions -Hunte's Garden and Andromeda Botanical Gardens- which are both located not far from the historic site.

Information

Contact Information

Location: St. Joseph Parish, Barbados

Website: http://www.barbados.org/cotton-tower-signal-station-barbados.htm

 

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