Landmarks in Holetown

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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.  

Museums

Tyrol Cot Heritage Village

If you like to explore other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Holetown. Just click on each place's name to get detailed information.

A landmark worth visiting is Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum. It is located 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.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Folkstone Museum. It can be found at 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 following table offers some details concerning some museums you might enjoy in and around the area.

Museums In and Around Holetown
Name Phone Location
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) 432-0100 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

Historical Sites

St. Peter's Church

Enjoy exploring the historical roots of foreign countries? If that's the case, you should consider visiting a few of these historical sites during your vacation.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is St. James Church. It is a part of St. James Parish Church and located in Holetown. One of the four oldest churches in Barbados, St. James Church is a favorite spot amongst tourists due to its location near the island's first settlement.

Another common landmark for vacationers is St. Peter's Church. It is found within St. Peter Parish Church and located within 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: The most impressive and most popularly visited of the series of signal stations through Barbados, Gun Hill Signal Station in St. George was once the watch dog and warning system for the island. Should need arise during the 19th century, these signal stations were ready to warn the rest of the island of impending doom.

Look through the table below for more information about historic sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Holetown
Name Phone Location
Cotton Tower Signal -- 6.7 mi. East of Central Holetown
Fisherpond Great House (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

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center

Guests will discover some other intriguing sites in and near the area.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Holetown Monument. It is located in Holetown. In honor of the first English landing in Barbados, which took place in 1625 by Captain John Powell, the Holetown Monument was erected. A well recognized landmark in Holetown, each year the opening celebrations for the annual Holetown Festival take place here.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is 3Ws Monument. It is located in 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 directly below provides you with more details on other kinds of sites of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In and Around Holetown
Name Type Location
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 that Holetown is home to other attractions. To navigate to our complete page about other attractions, navigate to this page.

 

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