In 1956, because of its picturesque setting, the mansion was the scene of several sequences in the movie, "Island in the Sun", starring Harry Belafonte, but soon after it was destroyed by fire. The Government of Barbados bought the property in 1965 and it was officially opened as The Farley Hill National Park by H.M. Queen Elizabeth 11, the following year. It is located in St. Peter a 17 acre pleasantly landscaped and picturesque spot with a stunning panorama of the Atlantic.
The gutted remains of the mansion still stand.
|About 10 mins drive from Bathsheba and the East Coast road heading in a northerly direction, opposite The Wildlife Reserve.