As the island's first settlement, originally called Jamestown, you can be sure that there is a lot of history in Holetown. Start with the monument in the center of town honoring the town's founding, and work your way out to view significant works of architecture like the centuries-old churches, fountains, and statues.
If you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Holetown. You can click on the museum names to get detailed information.
A landmark worth visiting is Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum. It is found within Holetown. Sugar production has historically been one of the greatest outputs in the Caribbean. The Hutson Sugar Museum examines this phenomenon through exhibits with educational facts and relics from the sugar production industry.
Another landmark worth visiting is Folkstone Museum. It is found within Folkstone Marine Park and located in Holetown. Learn about the marine flora and fauna of the area and then enjoy a snorkeling expedition on an artificial reef formed by a sunken ship.
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village: Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The table directly below enables you to learn some key facts concerning some museums worth checking out in and around Holetown.
|Arlington House Interactive Museum||(246) 422-4064||4.4 mi. North of Central Holetown|
|Barbados National Heroes Gallery||(246) 310-5400||Downtown Bridgetown, 6.3 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|Cricket Legends Museum||(246) 227-2651||5.7 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|Folkstone Museum||(246) 422-2871||0.5 mi. North of Central Holetown|
|Jewish Museum||(246) 436-6869||Downtown Bridgetown, 6.2 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum||(246) 426-2421||1.5 mi. East of Central Holetown|
|St. Nicholas Abbey||(246) 422-8725||7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Holetown|
|Tyrol Cot Heritage Village||(246) 424-2074||4.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Holetown|
Like learning some of the historical roots of the places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit some of these historical attractions during your stay.
One popular destination is St. James Church. It is found within and found within Holetown. The main attractions of this church are the stained glass windows, and a church bell with the inscription "God bless King Wiliam, 1969," which pre-dates the Liberty Bell by 54 years.
Another common landmark for vacationers is St. Peter's Church. It is found within and located in Speightstown, 4.6 mi. North of central Holetown. Originally built in 1629, St. Peter's Church was one of the original six parishes built on the island. Over the years, many renovations occurred, the latest being in 1837, and now visitors enjoy driving by to view the beautiful historic architecture.
Gun Hill Signal Station: Aside from a chance to see the island of Barbados in a way that can not be done nearly anywhere else, guests will also find a small collection of military memorabilia within the walls of the signal station.
Be sure to look through this table for information concerning sites of historical interest in and around the area.
|Cotton Tower Signal||--||6.7 mi. East of Central Holetown|
|(246) 433-1754||5.6 mi. East of Central Holetown|
|Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station||--||6.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Holetown|
|Gun Hill Signal Station||--||6.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Holetown|
|St. James Church||--||0.4 mi. North of Central Holetown|
|St. Michael's Cathedral||--||Downtown Bridgetown, 6.3 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|St. Peter's Church||--||4.6 mi. North of Central Holetown|
|Wildey House||(246) 426-2421||7.3 mi. Southeast of Central Holetown|
Vacationers can enjoy some other intriguing places worth visiting in and near Holetown.
A common landmark for vacationers is Holetown Monument. It is located in Holetown. This is a site to see as you're out exploring the island, and you can read a brief history of the founding of the island on the attached placard.
Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is 3Ws Monument. It is found within Wanstead, 3.4 mi. South of central Holetown. Worrell, Walcott, and Weekes; three cricket players who are legends in the Bahamas. The 3Ws Monument is built in honor of them, featuring busts of all the players surrounded by a small garden.
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center: With all the rum punch you're likely to drink on Barbados, you may as well discover the history of your tropical indulgence. Mount Gay Rum claims to be the oldest brand of rum in existence.
The chart just below offers more information on the other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.
|3Ws Monument||Monument||Wanstead, 3.4 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|Banks Brewery Visitor Centre||Brewery||7.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Holetown|
|Dolphin Fountain In Heroes Square||Monument||Downtown Bridgetown, 6.3 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|Emancipation Statue||Monument||6.8 mi. Southeast of Central Holetown|
|Errol Barrow Statue||Monument||Downtown Bridgetown, 6.4 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|Holetown Monument||Monument||0.0 mi. North of Central Holetown|
|Independence Arch||Monument||Downtown Bridgetown, 6.4 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|Lord Nelson's Bronze Statue||Monument||Downtown Bridgetown, 6.3 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|Montefiore Fountain||Monument||Downtown Bridgetown, 6.1 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center||Distillery||5.1 mi. South of Central Holetown|
|Statue Of Sir Garfield Sobers||Monument||5.6 mi. South of Central Holetown|
Keep in mind, Holetown has additional attractions. To read more about other attractions for Holetown, navigate to this page.
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