The Heartbeat of Jamaica: Discover Falmouth
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Approximately 3 Hours
Falmouth is known for being one of the Caribbean's best-preserved historic towns. It boasts a charming Georgian architectural style and your driver/guide will provide you with fascinating information regarding the various buildings and residences that make up the landscape of Falmouth.
Visit St Peter's Anglican Church -- one of the oldest Anglican churches in Jamaica—which makes for a great picture stop.
A drive past the local school is a reminder of the concept of basic education, and you’ll see William Knibb Memorial High School where "the fastest man in the world" attended school for five years -- none other than the amazing Usain Bolt. Watch for the Swamp Safari -- a filming location for the James Bond Film, Live & Let Die.
Journey to the outskirts of Montego Bay, where the town of Greenwood offers the perfect illustration of the rich history of Jamaica’s 18th-century plantocracy class. This era is beautifully and authentically preserved in the stunning Greenwood Greathouse. The house was built by Sir Richard Barrett and given to Mr Heresy Barrett in 1655. The family's most noteworthy member was the famous English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who penned the well-known poem, How do I love thee, let me count the ways... Rare books and musical instruments are on display and the house is said to be haunted by the "Lady in Grey". After sharing in the treasures of this heritage site -- a very rich part of Jamaica’s history -- meander through the gardens. You may choose to plant a fruit tree, put your name on it and take a picture if you wish.
Then, let your taste buds go Jamaican -- a little sizzle is on offer in the form of jerk chicken, seasonal fruits, sweet potato or yams, rum punch or lemonade. Enjoy this local feast before you return to the pier.