"There is a gully, that of Welchman Hall's, that no one should omit to visit." Rev J Moffat, 1866
The Gully is open daily
from 10am until 4pm
Call 234 9960
or email email@example.com
Easy, paved walk through beautiful tropical forest in a collapsed cave
Home of the grapefruit
TV Chef Ainsley Harriott visits the Gully
UK TV Chef Ainsley Harriott visits Welchman Hall Gully, discovers the origins of the grapefruit and meets a troop of wild monkeys.
Follow in his footsteps.
Explore the gully in the heart of Barbados!
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
The grapefruit is thought to have originated here at Welchman Hall Gully during the 17th century. It’s a cross between the naturally sweet orange (Citrus sinesis) and the Shaddock (C grandis). The fruit was quite common and was mentioned by George Washington in his Barbados journal (1750-1751) as “the forbidden fruit” and one of the local fruit available at a dinner party he attended.
Nature has its say in 2021
In the space of 10 weeks, Barbados was hit by three natural disasters.
On April 10, La Soufriere, the volcano on the island of St. Vincent dumped a huge amount of ash on Barbados. In mid-June, a tornado cut a swathe Welchman Hall Gully.
On July 2 the island bore the full force of Hurricane Elsa, a category one hurricane with winds up to 75mph. the first hurricane in Barbados for 66 years. At the Gully, the nutmeg grove and palm section were worst affected.
In the long run, this is a good thing for the forest as it was mainly old trees that fell. The forest canopy was also reduced, letting in more light which will help generate new nutmegs trees. Other plants, especially native ones, will also replenish the forest and new, stronger trees will flourish.
The clean-up is a long and labour intensive job and is still going on. But in a couple of years, the evidence of these natural disasters will have disappeared.
Adult US$14 (Bds$28). Booklet included.
Locals (ID required) US$7.50 (Bds$15)
Children US$7 (5 to 12 years old). Under 5 years old free.
Sorry, cash only.
Group rates available.
Monkey feeding between 10.30 am and noon
Closed December 25 and first Monday in August
Wheelchair Users US$10 (3/4 of the Gully is wheelchair friendly)
Members of Barbados National Trust (ID required) US$7, (Bds$14)
Guided tour at 10.30am, Monday to Friday, from November 1st until April 30th.
Outside of this time, the walk through the gully is self-guided and takes about 30 to 45 minutes to walk, depending on your level of interest in the flora.
The guide book (free with entry, unless you are joining the guided tour at 10.30 am) highlights over 50 plants and features in the gully. Clear and informative signs further illuminate this very special place.
Private tours can be provided at a minimum of 24 hours' notice.
The gully is also a convenient place to visit with many other attractions in the area. Directions here…
Back to Nature Camps
Let your child discover nature
We hold camps for kids during the school holidays
From 8.30am to 2.30pm. $250Bds ($125US) per week. Hot lunches extra.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 234 9960.
Welchman Hall Gully is a glittering jewel set in the heart of Barbados. This tropical hideaway is home to wild monkeys, majestic rainforest trees and delicate native plants.
Enjoy a spectacular view of the east coast and marvel at the abundance of life tucked away inside this collapsed cave.
Watch monkeys as they feed on a specially built platform. See them swing from vines and groom each other in the trees.
The gully and its occupants have fascinated tourists for hundreds of years.