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Graeme Hall Swamp

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Address: Barbados

Stroll down the boardwalk and observe tropical wildlife and migrating birds...

Stroll down the boardwalk and observe tropical wildlife and migrating birds in their natural habitat at this wildlife reserve.

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Great for a coffee break!

As you will read from the other reviews most of the reserve is closed to the public - a local problem. However, if you are looking for somewhere to stop off for a coffee, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lesley M
Kent UK

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Kent UK
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97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you will read from the other reviews most of the reserve is closed to the public - a local problem. However, if you are looking for somewhere to stop off for a coffee, a sandwich, a cold drink then this is somewhere well worth considering. They do a good range of refreshments which you can enjoy in the peace... More 

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Niagara On The Lake
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This absolutely beautiful 240 acre green space or real estate depending on you'r point of view. Unfortunately for the people of Barbados and for Thousands of tourists most OK damn near all of it is closed to the public and has been for many years. There are various disputes (all in common records) that keep this HUGE MONEY MAKER on... More 

1 Thank The5Cats
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89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we have just got back from Barbados. We visited the Graeme Hall Reserve. The outer grounds looked as immacuate as ever. Gardening staff were visible so someone's paying their wages. They are selling potted plants at the entrance. The cafe was open; we bought the obligatory tea & coffee in order to enter the outer grounds. The level of... More 

Thank Chris2006
Regina, Canada
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Nowhere is there any indication that the paths around the lake/swamp are not open. We looked for an entrance once we entered the parking area. It was not evident, other than a sign pointing the way to the "cafe". We saw others entering so we followed, and proceeded out the other door, before being challenged that we had to buy... More 

1 Thank Stedwill
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111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

First off, it's important to point out that the actual Reserve and the trails are still not accessible to the public. There is a lot of information on their website that will explain the situation - it's a rather sad state of affairs when the Barbados Government seem not to care about preserving the last remaining wetlands on the Island.... More 

Thank Dave N
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Lovely gardens and cafe, shame you cannot walk round the lake. We saw massive fish in the lake and an aviary with flamingos etc, you can buy something from the cafe and they let you into the gardens, was a great place to enjoy a coffee in the sunshine.

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

It is so sad that we can not see the whole Graeme Hall Nature Reserve My great grandmother's property was on the edge of this property I saw it in the building stages Hope it gets settled and it will open to all

1 Thank jma13
Solihull, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I knew the reserve was closed before we went but I'd read that you can access the garden if you purchase food from the café. My boyfriend and I had some delicious cakes and the staff in the café are very friendly. We ate our lunch in the garden, which was very nice. The garden is very well maintained. I... More 

1 Thank 8899Donna
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We visited yesterday and were not advised beforehand that the trails were closed. To gain entry we were told we had to make a purchase, anything would do! So we chose a couple of ice creams at 7 BDS each. Mine was inedible and ended up in the bin. Although the setting of the garden is beautiful, we felt rather... More 

Thank alisonjambo
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We visit this attraction yesterday and were very surprised at the beauty of this attraction. We purchased a couple of coffees and went for a brief walk then sat under one of the covered tables, the lady from the cafe arrived a few minutes later with our coffees which was very nice. This is such a beautiful setting to sit... More 

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