Old Factory

One of the major businesses in Anguilla for a time was the exportation of cotton to England. Old Factory is a still standing reminder of this trade, serving as the historic spot where a great deal of the island's cotton was ginned. Today, the building is home to the Anguilla Tourist Office.

What to Expect

While most of the original ginning machinery was lost after the Old Factory was closed, what remains has been put on display for guests visiting the Tourist Office to peruse.

After the factory originally closed, several businesses took their turn at trying to occupy the space, and over time renovations were made to accommodate these businesses. Luckily, much of the original architecture is still in tact, including the Dutch hip roof.

Staying Close

Old Factory is located in the Valley, ensuring visitors to this part of Anguilla will be excited to have easy site access during their time there. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, especially as there are very few hotel booking options close.

Hotels near Old Factory
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast B & B -- --
Las Esquinas B & B 2.7 mi. (2.5 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

Old Factory guests will be able to enjoy a handful of recreational opportunities like hitting a few rounds of golf and taking to the coast within traveling distance. Historic site guests also interested in golfing should look into the nearest course, CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. If you aren't a golfer, you might want to head over to Crocus Bay, which is the closest beach to Old Factory. Though you won't find an extensive selection nearby, a few other equally enjoyable beach and golf options can be reached from Old Factory. If you'd prefer to remain inside there is also a brief selection of other attractions within a short distance. One option for activities and fun near Old Factory is Coronation Park, and you can find it a short distance away.

Information

Operating Hours

The Anguilla Tourist Office, and thus the Old Factory, is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closing from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.

Payment

Entry into the Old Factory is free.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (264) 497-2759

Location: the Valley, Anguilla

Website: http://www.oldfactory-anguilla.ai/

 

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