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Open House day in Barbados: St. Ann's Fort and Drill Hall

Today is Open House day in Barbados! This week the Barbados National Trust will be hosting you at St. Ann's Fort and Drill Hall.

This is a rare opportunity to visit two of the Garrison's historic military buildings occupied by the Barbados Defense Force. Built in 1702 during the reign of Queen Anne, the fort's picturesque upper keep invites strolling. The naval magazine beneath displays the finest known collection of seventeenth century English iron cannon. In the Drill Hall, built onto the fort's moat that was never flooded, enjoy the West India Regiment memorabilia, and view the remarkable Garrison area.

The Caribbean is still full of secrets. One recently revealed is that Barbados has the world's rarest collection of 17th century English iron cannon. Read more at

Enjoy open house day in Barbados!

Next week... it's Malvern Great House in St. John!

True love - would you row across the Atlantic to marry your sweetheart in Barbados?

If you thought you went the extra mile to make Valentine's Day special for your partner, Neil Ward really pushed the boat out. The super-fit ski instructor didn't just arrange to marry fiancee Louise Robertson in Barbados - he also rowed 2,500 miles to get to the ceremony on the beach.

What's on in Barbados this week - art, festivals, lectures, open houses, hikes and more :)

It's amazing how much there is to experience and enjoy in our lovely island.

Just this week alone....

- the Holetown Festival is in full swing ( I highly recommend the Tattoo on Friday night)

- several exhibitions including the Black History Month Exhibition, The Gallery of Caribbean Art 'Treasures' exhibition and a show featuring the work of Grenadian artist Asher Mains.

- the nightclub circuit is hopping with live bands at Ship Inn, McBrides pub and Aussies Beach House

- The Merrymen are live at The Beach House!

- sportswise, there's 20-20 cricket and cycling.

Too many more to mention here...check out for them all :)