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St Peter parish is located in the northwestern part of Barbados and is a place with several attractive historic sites. If you explore the parish you will find lots of excellent beaches, attractive places for snorkeling and beautiful fishing villages. St Peter parish and St Lucy parish are the only two parishes on Barbados that stretch all the way from the east coast to the west coast. St Peter belongs to the Platinum Coast of Barbados and is one of the most popular tourist hot spots on the island. St Peter is surrounded with lots of fantastic white sandy beaches, like those in Mullins Bay. Besides great beaches, St Peter also has many sugar cane terraces and attractive rolling hills. In St Peter parish you will find some very popular tourist locations such as the port of St Charles and port of Ferdinand. Other great tourist resorts include St Peter`s Bay, Schooner Bay and Palazzate. If you want to explore more visit the Farley Hill National Park, the Grenade Hall Signal Station and the Barbados Wildlife Reserve.
The climate in St Peter is similar like on most places on Barbados, which means beautiful warm weather all year long. Period from mid-December until end of May is the busiest and most crowded with tourists. Average yearly temperature ranges between 25 and 30 C.
One of the best places which you must see is the Farley Hill National Park. There you can take long walks, relax and admire the spectacular views on the coast, see historic ruins or check out some amazing flower gardens. Farley Hill used to be a mansion from Georgian era and it was long regarded as one of the most beautiful mansions on the island of Barbados. Back in the year 1957 it was used for filming scenes of the movie ‘Island in the Sun’ with Harry Belafonte and Joan Collins in the main roles. The mansion burned down by fire in the year 1965 and it was opened again in the following year as a part of the national park. Farley Hill sits on top of a hill and overlooks the Atlantic coast of Barbados. Today it is a very popular spot for going on picnics, for wedding ceremonies, and a vista point from where you can enjoy magnificent views on the coast. The nearby forest is often used as an open-air stage for many theatrical events and musical concert throughout the year, including the popular events like the Gospelfest or the Barbados Jazz Festival.
Across Farley Hill National Park you will find the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. It is mostly a monkey sanctuary, but there are some other animals as well, and all of them are freely roaming the area of the reserve. St Nicholas Abbey is another notable landmark on the island, and is one of the three original Jacobean mansions that exist in this part of the world. It has a very attractive architecture and reminds of the English Jacobean houses from the 17th century.
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