Cotton Tower signal station is located in the eastern parish of St. Joseph. It was built in the 19th century by the British Military and was one of several signal stations across the island.
The signal stations were typically built at high elevations to allow them to keep watch over the coastlines and inland plantations and to easily sight and signal the other stations in the event of danger. These elevated positions also make the signal stations wonderful look-out points and Cotton Tower is no exception! The station offers wonderful views of the lush Scotland District and eastern coastline.
Cotton Tower was named after Lady Catherine Cotton the daughter of the Governor of Barbados - Lord Combermere.
Please note that you cannot go inside the Cotton Tower signal station. You can tour the Gun Hill signal station, which boasts a collection of military memorabilia and offers stunning views of the island. You can also enter the Grenade Hall signal station for spectacular vistas of the eastern coastline of Barbados.
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