Bridgetown

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Bridgetown which includes heritage architecture, religious aspects and a church or cathedral
Explore the capital and largest city for historical reference and even more great beaches and other activities, including the world’s oldest rum.

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados and a city with a lot of history. When the English arrived to declare the area a British colony in the 17th century they found an abandoned Indian settlement and bridge and later gave the area the Bridgetown name. The harbor became a critical port for ships traveling across the Atlantic and was heavily protected against attack from other colonizing European powers. Visit the Bridgetown Garrison, initially constructed starting in 1705 as a British fortification, and now an internationally protected World Heritage Site. Take a guided walking tour to appreciate the historic significance of the military, commercial and social activities of the 18th and 19th centuries in Barbados. Points of interest include St. Mary’s and St. Michael’s churches, Queen’s Park, Jewish Synagogue, Heroes Square and Parliament Building.Walk in the footsteps of earlier world leaders by visiting the George Washington House and the Lord Nelson Monument in Heroes Square (formerly Trafalgar Square) in front of the Parliament Building.For a lighter look at history, tour the Mount Gay Rum Factory bottling facility which claims to be the best and oldest rum in the world. It has been made in Barbados since 1703. Make reservations to enjoy taste testing on weekdays children can participate but not drink. On Saturdays, watch thoroughbred horses race at Garrison Savannah, where horses have been running for over 150 years. Bridgetown is the largest city on Barbados, with a population of nearly 100,000. It is the center for transportation, shopping and arranging excursions, a convenient hub for activities across the island. You can stay in a hotel in Bridgetown and drive or take a bus or taxi to any of the beaches and other attractions on the island in two hours or less. Or, from the city center drive or take a taxi to one of half a dozen beaches within 10 minutes.Bridgetown is just 20 minutes from the international airport.

Where to stay in Bridgetown

Sweetfield Manor
Sweetfield Manor
4 out of 5
Brittons New Road, Bridgetown, St. Michael
The price is $113 per night from Jul 22 to Jul 23
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bridgetown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (116 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Sweetfield Manor
Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
4 out of 5
Aquatic Gap, Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, St. Michael
The price is $125 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Bridgetown. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4/5 Very Good! (993 reviews)
"Excellent service"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
Hilton Barbados Resort
Hilton Barbados Resort
4.5 out of 5
Needhams Point, Bridgetown, BB11000
The price is $209 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 26
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Bridgetown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (993 reviews)
"Love the staff"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

Hilton Barbados Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Malfranza Apartments
Malfranza Apartments
3 out of 5
Cosy Corner, Train Line Road, Haggatt Hall, Bridgetown, BB11058
The price is $73 per night from Jul 9 to Jul 10
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Bridgetown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (31 reviews)
"The property was clean management was efficient and ready to listen and take care of any problem i really enjoyed my stay"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Malfranza Apartments
Moonshine 316 Rockley Golf Club
Moonshine 316 Rockley Golf Club
3 out of 5
Rockley Golf and Country Club, Bridgetown, Christ Church
Stay at this 3-star golf condo in Bridgetown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a golf course. Popular attractions Rockley Beach and U.S. Embassy are located ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (7 reviews)
"To be honest everthing was great very quiet beautiful atmosphere"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Moonshine 316 Rockley Golf Club
Paradise Villas
Paradise Villas
3 out of 5
Paradise Villas, Paradise Drive, Black Rock, St Michael, Bridgetown, West Indies
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Bridgetown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (49 reviews)
Cricket trip.
"Excellent, spacious accommodation, very clean, very helpful host and friendly staff. 3 minutes walk to the beach."

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Paradise Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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