GUN HILL SIGNAL STATION
Strategically placed on the highlands of St. George, the Gun Hill Signal Station is the location of one of the most stunning views on the island. This historic location also has a fascinating collection of military memorabilia from the 19th century era.
Built in 1818, the Gun Hill Signal Station is the largest and most important of Barbados’ now defunct signal stations; it is said to have passed signals to and from the island’s other Signal Stations – Highgate, Moncrieffe, Cotton Tower, Dover Fort and Grenade Hall. Aptly named ‘Gun Hill’, it was one of the four points, across Barbados, where guns were used to warn the military of an impending invasion. Gun Hill was also used for time-telling and hurricane warnings.
Gun Hill is also known for the figure of a lion which was carved from a single piece of coral stone; it was sculpted, in 1868, by Captain Henry Wilkinson who was assisted by 4 military labourers. After falling into disrepair and ruin, Gun Hill was restored in 1983 and is now under the stewardship of the Barbados National Trust.
Be prepared to be mesmerized by the array of flowers, breathtaking views and excellent service when visiting this historic site. Which every direction you look, the view is only interrupted by the refreshing breeze and the occasional sip of an ice cold drink.
After your tour of the property and its breathtaking views, treat yourselves to a world famous lunch menu. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. Filled with tasty Finger Bits, fantastic Bajan fish cakes and mouthwatering burger and fries this menu will only leave you craving for more.
Address: Fusiliers Road, Gun Hill
Parish: St. George
Tel: (246) 429-3235
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