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

You may enjoy staying in St. Joseph Parish if you plan on visiting Cotton Tower Signal, as travelers to this part of Barbados will have easy site access for the duration of their trip. With just a small number of accommodations around the area within the vicinity of this historical site, only moderate foot movement might be predicted.

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

Opportunities for some fun in the sun like hitting a few rounds of golf and beach-going are also enjoyed by many in the surrounding areas. Guests who will enjoy showing their ability at the course, might want to do so at the nearest golfing option, which is Apes Hill Club. If you aren't a golfer, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Bathsheba Beach, which is the closest beach to Cotton Tower Signal. But, many other golf and beach options remain in the region. You will discover a variety of other local attractions in this general vicinity. Just a short distance away you will find two more interesting places nearby to visit--Hunte's Garden and Andromeda Botanical Gardens.

Information

Contact Information

Location: St. Joseph Parish, Barbados

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

 

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