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St. Thomas: Welchman Hall Gully and Harrison's Cave

The parish of St. Thomas, a centrally located region of Barbados, houses two of Barbados' natural wonders: Welchman Hall Gully and Harrison's Cave. Travelers can hit both these sites in one outing because of the two locations' close proximity. Although a cab ride could take you to either location, a bus ride from one of the larger cities offers a relatively cheap method for transportation.

When visiting Welchman Hall Gully, travelers will notice a strange contrast between the vibrant plant and animal life and rock gully. Formed from collapsed cave roofs, Welchman Hall Gully still has clear remnants of the old caves. Because of its roots as a cave, Welchman Hall Gully actually connects to Harrison's Cave. The gully sports a smooth path, lined with nutmeg trees, and beginning hikers will enjoy the easy walk and gorgeous view. Plus, if you visit in the mornings, you can catch the green monkeys at feeding time.

Harrison's Cave matches the beauty of Welchman Hall Gully, except in a distinctly more subterranean way. Guides take visitors into the cave via tram for a 45 minute tour. Created originally by a stream, Harrison's Cave continues to grow stalagmites and stalagmites, so if cold water drops from the ceiling will bother you, watch out. Some visitors complained about the price, but at around 30-40 USD, other travelers felt it well worth the money.

So, for a break from the beaches and maybe the cities too, head to St. Thomas to catch trees, a gully, caves, and of course, green monkeys.

Be sure to check these other cities, places, and history for the great island of Barbados:

Bridgetown The Capital City of Barbados
The Holetown Festival
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Barbados Crop Over

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