Ins & Outs of Barbados 2023

74 Island Adventures Where toWander, Browse &Graze in Bridgetown’s retention of a 17th century English medieval street layout is unique in the Americas. The historic architecture is still very evident throughout the city. Bearing testament to the old adage that 'change is the only constant', Bridgetown’s fortunes have waxed and waned over the past 400 years, but its long life has left a legacy of character and charm. In June 2011, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison joined the ranks of iconic global landmarks as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wherever you go in Bridgetown, up Broad Street, down Swan Street or wandering through Cheapside you can be sure of a real Barbados experience, unlike anything else in the world. Guided Tours of Parliament This tour of the neo-Gothic buildings, one of the most impressive in Bridgetown, takes in both Houses of Parliament, providing the house is not in session. Mount Gay Visitor Centre The Mount Gay Visitor Centre on the outskirts of Historic Bridgetown welcomes you to discover the secrets behind Barbados’ finest and most celebrated spirit. Cricket Legends Museum & Kensington Oval A modest museum boasting memorabilia and cleverly curated information about West Indies cricket over the past century. It is easy to visit Kensington Oval across the road. St. Michael’s & All Angels Cathedral Built in 1664 and rebuilt several times, Barbados’ Anglican cathedral has a wide array of interesting funerary plaques and graves dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Browse Through Bridgetown The best way to explore Bridgetown is to meander down its high streets and back alleys. The nearly 400 years of history is very apparent and you never know what you may find! Walking Tours of Bridgetown UNESCO World Heritage Site and Speightstown Karl Watson, retired professor of history and archaeology, offers fascinating walking tours of Bridgetown covering social/ natural history, architecture and archaeology (BB$60pp). Call (246) 427-4509 or 241-1554 CHAT Audio Tours offer private guided and self guided tours enhanced by the use of Orpheo brand audio equipment. Visit their website for more information. For bookings call (246) 232 7531 Cheapside Market Open Monday to Saturday but Saturiday morning is the best time to go shopping there. Exploring Bridgetown By the 1690s, Bridgetownwas one of the two largest English port cities in the Americas. This once bustling hub of sea trade is nowa picturesque careenage and bay, filledwith pleasure boats. The Careenage Parliament Buildings from Independence Square