Open Houses, presented by the Barbados National Trust as a winter season tradition for over 30 years, are held Wednesdays and some Saturdays from 2:30-5:30pm during the months of January to March. This is your chance to see some of the island's most beautiful homes! Visitors and locals alike can enjoy the architecture and history of privately owned homes. Enjoy a garden party atmosphere, with fresh fruit juices, homemade rum punch and snacks served on the lawns. Books on Barbados and the Caribbean are also available for purchase, and a small selection of artists and craftspeople display their art for sale.
Clifton Hall is one of Barbados' oldest and grandest great houses. Set in ample gardens, it joins a medieval structure to a later, Georgian mansion. Its gracious Palladian double entrance staircase, arcaded gallery and spacious reception rooms belie a dark mystery upstairs, where shades of Jane Eyre abide. This treasure was rescued from ruination by owners who have stylishly transformed the house for modern living, yet retained much of its historical character.
For further information, please call the Barbados National Trust at (246) 426-2421.
There is no pre-booking needed.
ADMISSION: Members BB$25; Non-Members BB$35 Adults/ Kids 5-12 years half price; BARP Members BB$30.