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Fire-ravaged Splendour

Drax Hall - the home of a notorious island pirate - was badly damaged in a fire a couple of years... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Andrea T
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London, United Kingdom
Of Interest

It was ok, do not go hoping for a Bajan attraction, it is a privately owed property. But... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
_bajanrose_9
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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16 Mar 2017
“Of Interest”
23 Nov 2016
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This building's traditional, mid-19th century British architecture makes an interesting contrast with the lush tropical landscape.
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

It was ok, do not go hoping for a Bajan attraction, it is a privately owed property. But interesting in that it is an old slave planation, which made its money from sugar.

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

We went to see the ancestral home of Mr Drax MP and the place where the family made their money. It's an old slave/sugar plantation and frankly a shame that the family do not respect their history enough to keep the plantation up to scratch....More

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Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is a rare experience to see a buiding of this antiquity still in use. But don't expect it is easy to find, or that there will be people anxious to give a you a tour. This is a private house and operates as such....More

1  Thank Vinnie348
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Drove past to have a sneaky peek at Drax Hall. It's not open to the public or an attraction, but a privately owned home and is a lovely example of 1650s Jacobean architecture and allegedly one of the oldest surviving Jacobean mansions. Our interest lay...More

1  Thank Laura G
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Drax Hall - the home of a notorious island pirate - was badly damaged in a fire a couple of years ago. It's been bought by the Wyndham Hotel chain, so go there now to experience the haunted, ruined beauty of a once grant estate....More

1  Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Drax Hall claims to be the old building in Barbados, dating from the 1650s, and was possibly the earliest and largest sugar plantation on the island. It would be a terrific place to visit but it is privately owned so not open to the public

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Rick D
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Response from Tina B |
As far as I am aware the house and estate is still owned by the Drax family. If you can find it you can certainly go and visit, but it is a working plantation and there will be no access to the house.
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