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Activities in Mandeville, Jamaica

Things to Do

Bloomfield Great House

Considered a quintessential Caribbean Greathouse, the Bloomfield Great House today is a popular spot among locals and tourist looking for a great view as well as a nice breakfast. Built around the 1850’s, the building reflects the glowingly separate Jamaican culture, and a prime location for people looking to see the evolution of Jamaica as a people.

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While the wood framed house is beautiful, the grounds might be even more so. A mixture of plantations and orchards fill the area around the house, complete with rolling hills and blue skies that are nearly ideal.

Many historic sites present for their visitors more than just the ability enjoy the property. Something to quench your hunger and thirst are conjointly often provided for vacationers at an extra cost. This is one such example

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Mandeville Square(Cecil Charlton Park)

The central part of Mandeville is known for its 19th-century houses, flourishing flower gardens and laid-back vibe. Take a stroll around town to see the fountains, war memorial and busts of national figures around Cecil Charlton Park, also known as Mandeville Square. Opposite the park is the oldest building in town, the Mandeville Courthouse, built from limestone blocks by slaves, circa 1817. Its Doric columns and horseshoe staircase make the courthouse a striking local landmark. The attached rectory built in 1820 is the oldest home in Mandeville. On the south side of Cecil Charlton Park, see St. Mark’s Anglican Church with its Gothic accents, unusual for the Caribbean. Established in 1816, it’s still a working parish church.

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Marshall’s Pen Great House

One of the most impressive historical sights in the central highlands, the 18th-century Marshall’s Pen great house has a story that manages to encapsulate the sweep of Jamaican history from Taíno times through colonialism to abolition, independence and the modern day. The private home of Jamaica’s leading ornithologist and environmental scientist, Ann Haynes-Sutton, it’s a great spot to watch birds. Visits are by prior appointment.

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Gut River

Gut River

Gut River is a river, beach and small hamlet on an isolated stretch of south facing coastline in Manchester, Jamaica. The name is said by the locals to derive from the German word for good.This is a mostly underground river, which springs forth in a deep clear pool barely 200m from the sea. The naturally fresh water bathing/diving pool can be accessed from the road. There is wading access along the river to the beach which is in the middle of Long Bay, Manchester, a mostly deserted 20 mile strip of black sand.

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Manchester Club-Mandeville

Located in the historic resort town of Mandeville, more than 2,000 ft. above sea level, Manchester Country Club was built over 100 years ago in the rolling hills of Manchester. This is Jamaica’s oldest course, it is the oldest in the western hemisphere which will attract more golfers to visit Jamaica and Mandeville and one of its most popular. Set on 55 acres, it has nine greens and 18 tee boxes, enabling you to play 18 holes. The Manchester Golf Club was founded in 1865 among the rolling hills of Manchester, Jamaica; and soon after the invention of golf by the Scottish, a course was built in the grounds.

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