Garrison Savannah, Bridgetown

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Experience some Barbadian horse racing at Garrison Savannah, known internationally for hosting the Barbados Gold Cup. Horse racing on the historic savannah has taken place since 1845, when members of the British Regiment used the area to match their own horses. The club, established in 1905, has since developed into a 6 furlong (1,207 m) vibrant green track surrounded by bustling spectator stands. Refresh yourself with cold coconut water accompanied by pudding and souse, then head into the lively crowds to place a bet and feel the thrill of the race. Using our custom trip planner, Bridgetown attractions like Garrison Savannah can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited Garrison Savannah for the first time today and really enjoyed our day. We chose to pay 10 BBD each to sit in one of the stands which had a great view of the paddock and finish line.Food and...  more »
  • Great day at the races while we were in Barbados. Recommend hiring a box it was lush and made the experience even better  more »
  • Enjoyed a fantastic day at the races during our honeymoon in Barbados. Would highly recommend. Easy to acces via public transport from Speightstown as the reggae reggae bus stops right outside.  more »
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  • The famous horse racing venue in the south of the island is not too easy to find using the maps supplied by the car hire companies. Great day out with efficient organisation. Stands give good views of winning post. Admission reasonable. Drinks cheap but not too keen on the catering.
  • A world Heritage Site, it was the blue print for all other military garrisons during Great Britain reign in the colonial era. It is still part of the ancestral home to the Barbados Defence Force. The buildings are well maintain and the National Armory is worth the visit as it has an extensive cannon collection. A rare 1600 Elizabethan cannon is housed there it is the only kind in the world. There is also the changing of the guard ceremony conducted on Wednesdays, the military personnel are fully decked out in the colonial uniform of the West India Regiment, today that very colorful uniform is officially use by the Barbados Defence Force Band. The history of the area is rich and guided tours are conducted.
  • Great day out on gold cup day. Take chairs and picnic on the grounds - much more fun
  • Good place but so many things can be done to modernize it. But otherwise a lovely place
  • Outstanding horse racing a real pleasant day sunny and beautiful/ Gold Cup.....
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