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 might want to visit a museum during your time in Holetown. You can click on the museum names to learn additional information.

A landmark worth visiting is Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum. It is located in Holetown. Sir Frank Hutson, with help from the Barbados National Trust, put together the Hutson Sugar Museum's exhibits, which provides insight into the sugar production industry during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Folkstone Museum. It is a part of Folkstone Marine Park and located within Holetown. Check out aquariums full of rare sea creatures and then enjoy the park's recreational area featuring tennis courts, picnic areas, a snack stand to get refreshed and snorkeling and diving opportunities.

Tyrol Cot Heritage Village: Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The chart right below summarizes a few details regarding some museums to consider in and around Holetown.

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

If you like to explore the historical roots of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical sites during your stay.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit St. James Church. It is a part of St. James Parish Church and located within 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 landmark that often intrigues visitors is St. Peter's Church. It is a part of 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.

Glance through the table below for a listing of historic sites in and around Holetown.

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

Visitors will explore some other intriguing local landmarks in and near Holetown.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit 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 worth visiting is 3Ws Monument. It is situated 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 following chart provides more details regarding other kinds of attractions 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

Luckily, Holetown includes other attraction types. Click this link to check out our article about other interesting attractions for Holetown.

 

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