Highland House is a distinctive historical archaeological site that was built during the 1720s and was in use into the early 19th century. The complex in the highlands of Barbuda was built under the direction of William Codrington. It was a multi-purpose dwelling, used by the Codringtons and their European guests as a hunting lodge and country residence when they visited the island. The complex was ideally placed from which to observe shipping either in transit or possibly foundering on the east coast reefs. Not directly related to sugar production, this site reveals insights of the working and dwelling lives of Georgian Barbudan residents during the 18th century.
Darby Cave is a spectacular 350ft. diameter sinkhole in the middle of the Highlands, 3.5 miles northeast of Codrington village. It is well worth the 45 minute hike from Highland House to suddenly see the palm tops protruding through the 75ft. deep sinkhole. Inside the cave the lush rainforest micro-ecosystem is filled with palms, ferns and lianas and is home to iguanas, hermit crabs, land turtles, and the occasional deer.
Use an informative Barbudan guide to take you on an exciting trip to both these fascinating locations.