Barbados in a Nutshell 2018

74 Sightseeing Barbados is a neatly packaged bundle of variety with a compelling range of scenic surprises around every corner so be sure to hire a car and go exploring! Exploring Barbados A mere 21 miles long by 14 miles at its widest point, you are never more than 20 minutes from the coast, and in many cases, there is usually somewhere else to visit quite close by. Hiring a car is an excellent idea as this allows you to explore at a leisurely pace and take in the sights and attractions that are of particular interest to you. You will find a selection of reputable car hire companies listed in our Car Hire section (pages 182-187). You will also find the fold- out Road Map which is provided with this publication very useful for selecting and finding the major attractions. Touring the West & North Holetown, in the parish of St. James, is the site where John Powell landed in 1625 to claim Barbados in the name of England’s King James. Nowadays it’s a busy area of posh hotels, exquisite restaurants, trendy bars and irresistible shops. Just north of Holetown is the architectural gem of St. James Parish Church, which stands on one of the oldest parcels of consecrated land on the island and is often referred to as “God’s Acre”. Many of the original settlers and a number of prominent Barbadians were laid to rest in the church and adjoining graveyard. Tours are offered Monday to Thursday from 9am - 1pm. Photo: Ronnie Carrington/www.ronniecarrington.com

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