Pedro st james

Known by locals as ‘Pedro Castle’, this Great House is the oldest surviving stone structure in the Cayman Islands and is home to many cultural and historic tales.

It was built using slave labour in 1780 by a wealthy Englishman, William Eden and has been put to a variety of uses, including a cotton plantation, courthouse, jail and Government Assembly. It was the venue for not only the decision in 1831 to form the Cayman Island’s first elected parliament, but also to announce that slavery had been abolished in the British Empire in 1835.

Surviving hurricanes, fires, vandalism, and rumours of being both jinxed and haunted, it stands today, in its restored state, as a dynamic piece of Caymanian heritage.

Ages: 3-80
Times: Open Daily 8.30am-5pm


Admission & Tours

  • Guided Tours
    CI $20 / person
  • Self-Guided Tours
    CI $15 / person
  • Kids (3-12)
    CI $10 / person
  • Rum Tour
    CI $8 / person

Additional Information

Pedro Castle Great House & Gardens

Relive history at the 18th century Great House, explore the rooms and learn about its history of pirate raids, tragedy, triumph, and political reformation. Take a stroll through the seven acres of lush gardens, enjoy stunning sea views, rugged bluffs, and perhaps even sip on a 1780 rum, only available at the Castle!


Pedro Castle Rd
Savannah, George Town
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