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The Folly Ruins: Port Antonio Attractions & Sightseeing, Jamaica

The Folly Ruins

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The Folly is the ruin of a mansion built unwisely in 1905 from concrete and seawater which decayed in the Thirties when the sea salt began to eat away at its foundations.

The Folly Mansion was built in 1905 by a retired mining engineer, Alfred Mitchell, for himself and his wife, the Tiffany heiress, Annie Tiffany. The Mansion was a grand structure in its heyday, styled on a Roman Villa with 60 rooms spread over 2 floors.

Folly Ruins, Port Antonio The mansion was equipped with all sorts of modern conveniences for it's day, including a wind–powered generator which pumped seawater in to an indoor swimming pool, its own power station and independent water reservoir. The Mitchell's kept all sorts of animals at their property, including peacocks and monkeys. The monkeys were bought to Jamaica by Mitchell's son–in–law, the explorer Hirman Bingham who was married to Mitchell's daughter, Alfreda. The monkeys were soon given the free–run of the nearby island which has subsequently been renamed Monkey Island.

Port Antonio Attractions, Sightseeing and Tours - Place of interest to visit on your Jamaica Holiday

 

The Folly Ruins Sightseeing Tours and Shore Excursions

Port Antonio Clock Tower

Port Antonio Day Trip

  • Bonnie View
  • Errol Flynn Marina
  • Blue Lagoon
  • The Folly Ruins
  • Optional Lunch at Boston Jerk Center
  • Rafting on the Rio Grande

Duration: 6:30 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

Folly Point

Port Antonio Historic Tour

  • Errol Flynn Marina
  • Blue Lagoon
  • The Folly Ruins
  • Musgrave Market
  • Titchfield Hill
  • Optional Lunch at Boston Jerk Center

Duration: 4:30 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

Blue Lagoon

Port Antonio Scenic Tour

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Bonnie View
  • Errol Flynn Marina
  • Frenchmans Cove Beach
  • The Folly Ruins
  • Optional Lunch at Boston Jerk Center

Duration: 4:30 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

Frenchmans Cove Beach

Port Antonio and Beach Tour

  • Bonnie View
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Frenchmans Cove Beach
  • The Folly Ruins
  • Musgrave Market
  • Optional Lunch at Boston Jerk Center

Duration: 5:30 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

Reach Falls

Port Antonio and Reach Falls Tour

  • Bonnie View
  • Blue Lagoon
  • The Folly Ruins
  • Reach Falls
  • Musgrave Market
  • Optional Lunch at Boston Jerk Center

Duration: 5:00 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

 

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