Barbados is island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela. its lowlands or gently sloping, terraced plains, separated by rolling hills that generally parallel the coasts. Elevations in the interior range from 180 to 240 metres above sea level. Mount Hillaby is the highest point at 340 metres above sea level. The soils vary in fertility; erosion is a problem, with crop loss resulting from landslides, washouts, and falling rocks. Most of the small streams are in Scotland District. The rest of the island has few surface streams; nevertheless, rainwater saturates the soil to produce underground channels such as the famous Coles Cave.
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Carlisle Bay is a small natural harbor located in the southwest region of Barbados. The island nation's capital, Bridgetown, is situated on this bay, which has been turned into a marine park. Carlisle Bay's marine park is a popular spot on the island for scuba diving.
St Nicholas Abbey is a plantation house in Saint Peter, Barbados, and is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. It is similar to the English Jacobean manor houses of the first half of the seventeenth century, the period between the Tudor and Georgian styles, beginning in the reign of James I.
The Parliament Buildings (also known as The Public Buildings, or more rarely Parliament House), is the seat of the Parliament of Barbados. Built between 1870 and 1874, the buildings have been the meeting place for both chambers of Parliament since 16 June 1874, and a former site of Colonial administration of Barbados.
It was created from the 1950's by horticulturist Anthony Hunte in an unusual sink-hole-like gully. It contains a notable recreation of Caribbean forest and includes a plant collection of international importance.
Bottom Bay is located on the southeast coast of Barbados, between Cave Bay and Palmetto Bay. According to the locals[according to whom? ] Bottom Bay is the best beach[citation needed ] on Barbados.
In 2004 the beach started to suffer erosion by the sea as a natural occurrence, and the beach is narrower than it was 20 years ago. Action by the local authorities (Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) and the National Conservation Commission (NCC)) has successfully stopped the erosion and started a programme, which is currently allowing the beach to naturally heal itself.
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Bathsheba is the main fishing village in the parish of Saint Joseph with some 5,000 inhabitants on the east coastline of Barbados. The town has a number of quaint churches; Saint Joseph Anglican Church was built on Horse Hill in the town as early as 1640 but was rebuilt in 1839 following a hurricane in 1831.
Crane Beach is open year round, and is free to Ipswich residents with the purchase of a yearly beach parking sticker. Non-residents must pay a fee to enter ($25 on weekends during peak season for a car). In the summer months there is a refreshment bar, and the restrooms, showers and changing facilities are open year round.
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I would like to welcome all existing and new racing fans to our community and encourage you to share the passion we horse enthusiasts experience each race day. A day at the races is a fantastic day out for the entire family, friends, and colleagues or simply to support the Barbados horse racing community.
The Kensington Oval is a stadium located to the west of the capital city Bridgetown on the island of Barbados. It is the pre-eminent sporting facility on the island and is primarily used for cricket. Locally referred to as "The Mecca" of cricket, it has hosted many important and exciting cricket games between local, regional, and international teams during its more than 120 year history.
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St. James Parish Church, is located in Holetown, St. James, Barbados. It stands on one of the oldest parcels of consecrated land on the island, often known in Barbados as "God's acre". The first settlers landed on the island on February 17, 1627 at Holetown not far from the site where the church was eventually built.
As the local government developed the fishing industry, designated fish markets (Fisheries Complex) were set up in Oistins, Speightstown and Bridgetown. Foul Bay beach was cleaned by The National Conservation Commission and returned to its natural beauty.
The caves are naturally formed by water erosion through the limestone rock. The calcium-rich water that runs through the caves have formed the unusual stalactites and stalagmites formations. Travel through the caves is by tram, at certain points during the tour visitors are allowed to alight from the tram and get close up to the formations.
If you like nature, hiking (at any level), plants, culture and natural history, then Welchman Hall gully must not be missed. The tranquil feel of the gully will instantly strike you. It is a place where you can experience a piece of nature and imagine what the island was like 300 years ago.
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Paynes Bay sometimes called the " Platinum Coast" is located on the west coast of Barbados. Many locals believe that it is one of the island's best swimming beaches for both the calm seas of the Caribbean (in comparison to the strong south or east coast surf) and the colorful neighborhood.
The Animal Flower Cave is located under the cliffs at North Point, St. Lucy, Barbados. It is the island's lone accessible sea cave. It was discovered by its seaward entrance in 1780 by two English explorers. The cave stands six feet above the high water mark although it was formed at sea level.
St. Ann's Garrison, or more commonly known as "The Garrison", is a small district located in the country of Barbados. This Garrison Historic Area is situated about 2 miles south of Heroes Square in the capital-city Bridgetown, and just west of the village of Hastings in the neighbouring parish of Christ Church.
Sandy Lane is a luxury five star beach-front resort situated close to Holetown and Paynes Bay, in Saint James on the island-nation of Barbados. Sandy Lane was first opened in 1961 after Ronald Tree, a former British politician, had an idea to build a luxury hotel and golf course on what was an old sugar plantation named 'Sandy Lane'.
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Andromeda Gardens is a 6-acre (2.4 ha) botanical garden and attractive tourist attraction in the village of Bathsheba, Saint Joseph in Barbados. It is a beautiful scenic park with strikingly attractive flowering plants and tropical trees and along with Flower Forest it is one of the most alluring parks on the island.