Welcome To Heritage Tours Barbados

Return to the colonial past on our historic tour, taking you on a quest to discover the Barbados Garrison. Explore the 2nd oldest British Military Garrison in the Western Hemisphere, which includes the famous George Washington House.

Wander through one of the oldest Military Cemetery’in the world and the finest collection of Old English Iron Cannons found anywhere in the world.

We invite you to take a moment to learn more about this fascinating tour. Within these pages, you will find some vital information about the tours and what you can expect as you join us on our journey.

 

Enjoy Your Tour!

 

The Barbados Museum & Historical Society

 

The Barbados Militia (Estab. 1640) is probably the oldest in the British Commonwealth, serving until British troops arrived in 1780. The Garrison was then established making it the second oldest of its kind.
The West India Regiment was the first British Regiment of black soldiers, providing 132 years of service both in the British West Indies and worldwide.

 

 

The colorful Zouave uniform (on the far left of this page) was the ceremonial dress of the West Indies Regiment which dates back to 1858. A version of this uniform is still worn today by the Barbados Defense Force Band

 

 

The Garrison Savannah, just outside of Bridgetown, began with Charles Fort in 1650. Later in 1705 St. Ann’s Fort was added equipped with its vaulted underground magazines.
Buildings in this area were erected between 1780 and 1810 and include George Washington House and the splendid Main Guard of 1804.

 

 

The National cannon collection contains an Elizabethan cannon cast in 1600, the only one known to exist. A rare Commonwealth period gun circa 1652 is one of the only two surviving Cromwell Republican arms cannons in existence. To date over 400 cannons have been unearthed in Barbados.
Several of these magnificent cannons are mounted on the Main guard and look onto the Garrison Savannah.

 

Top 5 Tourist’s Spots In Barbados

Introduction:

Barbados is said to be one of the best tourist attractions in the world. The island is economically developed and has some of the best beaches for you to relax and have a perfect time. If you are planning out on vacation and you are hoping to go to a place where you can experience the cool breeze, the warm beaches with pitch-perfect clear waters and an adventurous hiking all at the same location then Barbados is the place you must visit. The Island is an independent British Commonwealth nation and attracts many tourists and travelers from all around the world. The island has a tropical monsoon climate and is perfect for a vacation.

Spots In Barbados

We always look out for the best tourist’s spots to visit whenever we visit a new place for our vacation. If Barbados is the place you have chosen for your vacation then following are some of the spots, you must visit.

  • Crane Beach.
  • Bathsheba and Scotland Island.
  • Parliament Buildings.
  • Andromeda Botanic Garden.
  • Gun Hill Signal Station.
  • Harrison’s Cave.

Crane Beach:

The Crane Beach has one of the most beautiful coral sand which is pink in color. The cool breeze from the sea gives you a relaxing effect and is perfect to calm you down. The atmosphere of the Crane beach takes your mind off the hectic life you live and makes your stress go away completely. Even if you want to have fun with your friends and family, the Crane Beach is perfect.

Bathsheba and Scotland Island:

Bathsheba is a huge rock which stands on the coast of the Bathsheba Sea. Many tourists come and visit this stone. Many people surf in this beach; it is a brilliant view to watch these surfers going through the waves of the seas.

Parliament Buildings:

The Parliament Buildings are built in a neo-Gothic style and called as public buildings.  Coral lime stone was used to build the Parliament building and was constructed between the years 1870 and 1874. The tourists who are interested in architecture can visit the Parliament Buildings in Barbados.

Andromeda Botanic Garden:

Barbados having an excellent climate makes it easier for having beautiful botanic gardens. The Andromeda Botanic Garden is known for its brilliant set flowers. One of the other things which are famous here in this garden is the fig trees which once covered the entire island. You can bird watch in the backyard.

Gun Hill Signal Station:

The Gun Hill was built in 1818 and was used to signal if any enemy ships approach the coast. The Spot also has a statue of a British soldier made from a single boulder.  The Gun Hill Signal Station was also used to signal the safe return of ships.

Harrison’s Cave:

The Harrison’s Cave is very famous one of the most visited spots, and the cave attracts many tourists. The cave made out of crystallized lime stone is amazing. The cave shows the beautiful geographic features of Barbados. The Harrison’s Cave is something which you must never miss if you happen to visit Barbados.

Barbados Resorts and Barbados Hotels

Introduction:

If you are planning out on vacation and you are hoping to go to a place where you can experience the cool breeze, the warm beaches with pitch-perfect clear waters and an adventurous hiking all at the same location then Barbados is the place you must visit. Barbados is a beautiful island and one of the most economically developed islands in the Caribbean. The Island is an independent British Commonwealth nation and attracts many tourists and travelers from all around the world. The island has a tropical monsoon climate and is perfect for a vacation.

Barbados Resorts

When we go for a vacation one of the things we look for are the hotels and resorts for accommodation and fun. Some of the best Resorts and hotels in Barbados are:

  • Sea Breeze Beach Hotel.
  • Island Inn Hotel.
  • Mango Bay.
  • The SoCo Hotel.
  • Waves Hotel and Spa by Elegant Hotels.

Sea Breeze Beach Hotel:

The Sea Breeze Beach Hotel is one the South Coast of Barbados. The hotel is a four pearl property and is suitable for families and also has restricted adult areas. The hotel has a relaxing atmosphere which is perfect for you to rest and take time away from your hectic work. The Amenities include beaches, pools, restaurants, a club for kids and this hotel also has a basketball court. So if you are a basketball lover and planning to make a trip to Barbados then make a note of the Sea Breeze Beach Hotel.

Island Inn Hotel:

The Island Inn Hotel is one of the most budget oriented hotels which provides all the amnesties under one roof.  The hotel is also very near to Bridgetown which is the capital of the Barbados. The hotel gives you restaurants, open bars and entertainment in the nights. There is a beautiful beach which can make you relaxed and have fun at the same time.

Mango Bay:

The Mango Bay Resort is a beautiful 76 room resort. It is perfect for a quick getaway from your daily chores. The Resort provides you with a restaurant, drinks, open bars and entertainments during the nights. Located very near to the shopping area makes it easier for the tourists to shop for various things.

The SoCo Hotel:

The SoCo Hotel is a boutique hotel located very close by to the capital of Barbados. The hotel rooms have a brilliant balcony which has a beautiful sea view. The hotel is immaculate and organized with flat screen TV, DVD Players, etc. The beaches at the SoCo Hotel are very spacious and clean which can make your stay very pleasant.

Waves Hotel and Spa by Elegant Hotels:

The Waves Hotel and Spa by Elegant Hotels is a little expensive but provides you with the best experience. The hotel has around three restaurants, and the room has a glass balcony which makes it very romantic for couples who travel there. Some of the other room amenities include TV, iPod docks, flat screens, etc.  The hotel has a private beach and a spa for you to relax. You also have adults only pool in the hotel.