Farley Hill National Park, Barbados

Jocelyn Murray May 9, 2011 1 Comment


Farley Hill National Park, located in St. Peter, Barbados, near the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, is a 17-acre lush property with mahogany trees and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. The ruins of the great 19th century manor on the property lend an old world dilapidated grace to the landscape.

Farley Hill National Park Barbados

Farley Hill National Park Barbados

Several times a year, Farley Hill holds musical and theatrical events, such as the Barbados Jazz Festival. This lovely park makes a popular picnic spot for people of all ages.

Farley Hill National Park Playground

Farley Hill National Park Playground

There is a fenced off playground area with swings, slides and seesaws for children to run and play as well.

Farley Hill National Park Children's Play Area

Farley Hill National Park Children’s Play Area

Although one cannot walk through the ruins because they are no longer open for exploration for safety reasons, one can take photos and imagine the once opulent mansion that graced this tranquil park.

Farley Hill National Park 19 Century Manor

Admittance to the park is free, but there is a small charge for parking your car. Our children enjoyed running through the grassy landscape, while we roamed about taking pictures of the ruins.

Farley Hill National Park Ruins

Farley Hill National Park Ruins

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Jocelyn Murray is a travel writer and historical fiction novelist. She holds two university master's degrees in both English and Education, along with a bachelor's degree in Economics and European Studies. She also has a teaching credential and taught at the elementary school level.

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One Comments to “Farley Hill National Park, Barbados”
  1. avatar Kathy says:

    Nice review of Farley Hill.. it really is a fantastic spot. I’d just add that there are lots of picnic benches around and also that its pretty crowded on bank holidays. Weekends are busy too but not too crowded.