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Farley Hill National Park

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Pleasant park with a spectacular view of the eastern coast of the island;...

Pleasant park with a spectacular view of the eastern coast of the island; great for afternoon picnics.

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Picnic Spot

This is a nice place for a lunch stop, bring you're own though. We were charged $6 Bbds just to bring and park the car, which I think is steep. There's nothing there other than... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice place for a lunch stop, bring you're own though. We were charged $6 Bbds just to bring and park the car, which I think is steep. There's nothing there other than the shell of the old house, large grass and tree area with trestle tables, on the other side of the ruin is a viewing area... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure how this got so many stars. 1) The burned out ruins of the mansion are behind a fence, marked not safe, so there is no way to actually explore them. 2) There is a view, but you can get the exact same view up on the hill behind St. James distillery for free. It does have a bathroom,... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here one evening on the way back from Saint Andrew and there are some lovely views from the top of the hill, near the bandstand. There is a small entry fee for cars but if you take the bus then you'll only pay the bus fare. There's not that much to see here so I wouldn't recommend making... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Farley Hill, being part of the Barbados national park system, does charge a small admittance fee. It's a shame that the mansion burned down but now it's a lovely spot for a picnic. You have your choice of sitting in the sun and looking at the front of the ruins of Farley Hill or a shady spot behind the old... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The actual park is beautiful and there are some long interesting walks. However, the mansion has been left to ruin after a fire 50 years ago. Natural bushes and trees are now growing in the house which is occupied by a large group of cats. This could be restored to its former glory if a bit of money was made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful house with extensive parkland surrounding. The problem is according to our guide the house was destroyed by fire about fifty years ago. Now back.ing derelict. Needs some money spent on restoration.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Enjoyed our visit to this park. Views amazing. Walk around and check out the ruins and you may even get a chance to see some monkeys.

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Ocala, Florida
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This park was one stop on a tour that we took (Barbados Highlights). The tour guide, Shara W, was friendly, informative, pleasant...and a great 'teacher' of some very interesting history about Barbados and Farley Hill Park. The mansion was gutted from fire in 1965 and the area was designated a park in 1966 by The Queen. The movie 'Island in... More 

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Cervo, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The park itself is rather small, but the trees are truly imposing. A large car park and a kids' recreation ground make it popular with families. There is an ancient mansion that was rebuilt to shoot a film, but unfortunately burned down subsequently. Its ruins add to the atmosphere.

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Belleville, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This park is right across from the Wildlife Reserve, and it is virtually free to visit. Beautiful grounds, see the ruins of a mansion once used to make the "Island in the Sun" movie with Harry Bellafonte before it was destroyed by fire. Wonderful view down over the island to the sea.

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