Situated in open country about two miles north of Old Harbour, Colbeck Castle is surprisingly easy to find. JNHT have done a really good job with the signposting. The Castle is believed to have been built by Englishman Colonel John Colbeck around 1670. It is thought the building may have been intended to be a part of the defence for the island. Possibly as a rallying point for the St. Dorothy and Clarendon militia.
There are big plans to develop the site, but who knows when or if that will happen. It’s a short drive from the Clock Tower at Old Harbour if you’re trying to tick off as many JHT sites in one day as you can.
Directions To Colbeck Castle:
Turn off the PJ Patterson highway at Old Harbour. Then pass the old railway station on the right. On reaching reaching the main crossroad in Old Harbour, marked by a beautiful old clocktower, go straight over. After a minute, the road bends to the right – ignore this and continue straight on the quieter road. After a few more minutes, you will get glimpses of the Castle in the distance on your left. Take the obvious left turn (signposted for Colbeck Castle) and continue down the rural track to the gate.