Wallblake House#8 in Best Things To Do in Anguilla
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Located in the capital city of The Valley, Wallblake House is one of the oldest buildings on Anguilla. Many choose to forego visits to this now tiny complex, but other travelers say it could be a worthwhile visit for you if you like history; Wallblake is the only standing plantation home left on the island.
The 1787 construction of the home is normally attributed to a sugar planter named Will Blake, but changed hands several times over the years. Nevertheless, the house and grounds have been fairly well-maintained, and tours of the place take you through the plantation's kitchen, stable and slave quarters. You can schedule a visit to Wallblake by calling to reserve your tour. Tours are free, but additional donations for the house's preservation are encouraged.
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#1 Meads Bay
Located on the western end of Anguilla, Meads Bay is beloved for its silky-smooth sand, aquamarine waters and gorgeous views. Plus, recent visitors said this beach is never as crowded as Shoal Bay East, and there are always chairs to rent and places to eat: many travelers and locals recommend dining at Blanchards Beach Shack, which is open Monday through Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (get there early for lunch).
Like the rest of Anguilla's beaches, it is free to spend the day here. Keep in mind that the waters can get a bit rough during the winter season (December through January), but are usually mild during the summer. The easiest way to get to Meads Bay is via taxi, unless you’re staying at a hotel that’s within walking distance of the beach.
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