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Tyrol Cot Heritage Village

Barbados
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Tyrol Cot - National Trust Open House

The first Open House of the season did the National Trust proud today. We had a lovely afternoon... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Jan L
Cute Little Village

Very interesting (small) Heritage Village. Actually closed on the day we went but were told we... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Lindafromnorwich
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Once the home of Lord and Lady Adams, founders of the Bajan movement; now exhibits Bajan art and artifacts.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible6%
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“rich history” (2 reviews)
“adams” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

The first Open House of the season did the National Trust proud today. We had a lovely afternoon and look forward to visiting more Open Houses. Tyrol Cot is off the beaten tourist track but well worth a visit being the home of Sir Grantely...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Very interesting (small) Heritage Village. Actually closed on the day we went but were told we could still walk around but there wasn't a tour available. Good insight into times gone by. Really enjoyed getting close to the chattel houses and walking amongst them.

Thank Lindafromnorwich
Reviewed 23 March 2016

It is extremely disappointing. Apparently now owned by the National Trust (being a member in England, I hope I have got this wrong) and it is a wreck! The signage is appalling, the gardens an unkempt mess and the house closed. Apparently the woman who...More

Thank SJAHantsUK
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The house was quite interesting, but has been neglected & is in much need of some TLC. Everything was covered in dust & grime & although the lady on reception was friendly & welcoming, there was no guided tour or information. The surrounding chattel village...More

Thank Middleageexplorers
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Good tour for anyone looking for something a little off the beaten path. There are quite a few chattel houses here, for anyone who likes the traditional Bajan architectural style as well as Sir Grantley Adams, the first premier of Barbados', home. Its a quick...More

1  Thank kitten11694
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Tyrol Cot Village has one of the most intriguing historic stories that gives the visitors the respect for the people lived in the homes on the property and those who were enslaved by the slave owners. The live experience brings the visitors to a...More

Thank Harriet B
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Stopped here during a cruise tour. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable. I agree with a previous reviewer that had we just walked around it would have been disappointing. Her stories and history were thought provoking and you could visualize what she saying as you...More

1  Thank Gracie92
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Once we managed to find it we were made very welcome by Jonelle who did an excellent guided tour. As we are UK National Trust Members we had free entry but felt moved to make a donation. Rum and fruit punch was available. The total...More

Thank Jaygee65
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Tyrol Cot is the former home of Sir Grantley Adams and his family and also houses a collection of old chattel houses. The main house has some antique furniture and mementoes from the family, but the beautiful nineteenth century house is now showing signs of...More

7  Thank Katie00000
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Once we'd managed to find Tyrol Cot (not that well signposted, even for Barbados), it was a really well spent hour or so. The building is looking a little worn down, and could use some money spent on it really. We were the only ones...More

1  Thank Jenny G
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