Cheshire Hall
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If you need a break from the beach, past travelers say you should put a visit to Cheshire Hall at the top of your list. Originally owned by a British loyalist, this 18th-century cotton plantation is now mostly in ruins. But its proximity to downtown Provo makes Cheshire Hall one of the most popular historic sites in Turks & Caicos. Sparse signs on the property tell the plantation's story as visitors wind through trails of Provo history. The plantation's most notable spot, the Great House, sits atop a hill and provides sweeping views of the island.

For those who seek both history and nature, you'll get a two-for-one at Cheshire Hall, where the trail signs label native plants like guinea grass and cow bush. And for more context, make sure you have a tour guide. Past visitors said the site and corresponding tour were a must-do for anyone hoping to learn more about the islands' past and culture. However, reviewers advise planning your visit for the morning to avoid the stifling mid-day heat (there is little shade around the ruins).

Currently, admission and guided tours of Cheshire Hall plantation are offered for $10 by the national trust Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tours last between 30 and 40 minutes. Check the website for updated hours. Plan to drive or take a taxi to reach the site.

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