Barbados in a Nutshell 2018

97 of the entire complex in 2016 now make this one of Bridgetown’s most outstanding attractions. There is also much to explore in the Garrison Historic Area where a collection of solid and graceful Georgian structures encircle one of the oldest racetracks in the world. Based in the beautiful old military prison, the Barbados Museum depicts the island’s colourful past, including its African heritage. Deep within the eerie bulwark of St. Ann’s Fort, the National Armoury & Cannon Museum disp lays the world’s finest collection of 17th century English iron cannon. The George Washington Attraction (pg. 99) is the only house outside of the USA where young George Washington resided during his visit in 1751 — the tour includes an interesting film about Washington’s time here and a chance to explore the recently rediscovered network of ‘secret’ tunnels running beneath the Garrison complex. Every Thursday at 12 noon there is a Changing of the Sentry Ceremony at the Main Guard, performed in the 1858 Zouave uniform. A full 3 hour Garrison Tour is offered on Thursdays to coincide with the Changing of the Sentry Ceremony. For information on tours of The Garrison, contact James Blades on 233 2601 or Peter Stevens 233 1648. Caribbean Cigar Co. “See how cigars are rolled by hand – All tours are free!” Manufacturers of the finest hand made cigars from Cuban tobacco with long filler. The company manufactures two lines of premium cigars: Sam Lord and Royal Barbados Cigars, ensuring superior taste and texture, using only the finest rawmaterials (long filler – Cuban tobacco; binder – Cameroon; wrapper – Ecuador Cuban seed). The European Cigar Journal describes the flavour of the Royal Barbados Cigar as “excellent”. Visitors are encouraged to tour the factory and observe the methods by which these top quality cigars are produced every week. Sold in fine stores, restaurants and hotels, as well as at the factory. #3 Pelican Industrial Park, Bridgetown Tel: (246) 437 8519 Sightseeing