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BARBADOS - Parish of St. Peter

Speightstown, the island's northern-most town, Speightstown, the island's northern-most town, was once a major seaport and important fishing village.
Founded in 1635 it was named after William Speights, a rich landlord and merchant. In the past Speightstown was our most important port, exporting sugar and molasses, indigo, cotton, tobacco and ginger. Speightstown, Barbados'  northern-most town,
Speightstown jetty It became so prosperous, with UK connections, it was known as 'Little Bristol'. Prior to the development of proper roads Speightstown sent schooners back and forth to Bridgetown carrying passengers and the brick ballast that the Bristol vessels brought to our island.
These were used to build all the red brick buildings that still stand at the Garrison and Pavillion Court.  
In 1941 a great fire destroyed many historic buildings and with the decline in commerce and the improvement in transport Speightstown became rather run-down.
It remains however delightfully charming, with its wooden Georgian-style two-storey balconied buildings that give Speightstown so much character, creating a quaint old-e-worlde atmosphere. Speightstown, Barbados'  northern-most town,
Speightstown, Barbados'  northern-most town, It remains predominately untouched by tourist but is still a great place to wander around and soak up our history.
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Royal Westmoreland  Barbados golf resort7 night Golf Break at Royal Westmoreland 1094.00 per person

Price Includes: International Flights with Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick 7 nights in your own Private Luxury Villa at Royal Westmoreland, with your own private swimming pool and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

Barbados golf holidaysA round of Golf at Royal Westmoreland (18 hole), including your own Cadey and Golf Cart

Staff at Staff at your villa :- Maid, Cook, Gardener

(Based on four people sharing)

Contact us for twin sharing pricing or group bookings Valid for Departures in May, June, Early July, Late August, September



 

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