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Trench Town

Address: Kingston, Jamaica
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64%
Ranked #11 of 28 Attractions in Kingston
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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London, United Kingdom
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319 reviews 319 reviews
189 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is the home of Tata Ford, Alton Ellis as well as Bob Marley! This is a special place. Tour is not about Bob Marley, as a place that produced many incredible artists! Tour lasts approx. 45 mins.

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Leipzig, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our day in Trench Town. We booked the full tour. Our guide "Nature" was such a cool guy. He took the time we needed. We got the chance to speak to the people living there that were very friendly and open. We also enjoyed to have fun with the kids around. Overall it was a fantastic and... More

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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The Trench Town Reading Centre was one of the highlights of my tour of Trench Town. Lots of kids eagerly playing surrounded by books and arts and crafts. Stone Man from the cultural center brought us around. Everyone knows Stone Man and you are completely safe with him around. How can you visit Jamaica and not visit Trench Town -... More

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Jamaica
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Trench town is what we call the gheto in jamaica this place is a part of bob marleys heritage you will see nice apartments and also ones that are not nice the people are friendly and helpful and always ready to tell visitors about bob marley. but dont be fooled there are some people who are not so friendly and... More

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Vaughan, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a very dangerous area of Kingston. Be cautious because this is not an area to visit with your family or friends.

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Salmon Arm
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143 reviews 143 reviews
34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

You don't want to just stroll around here, but get a taxi or friend to take you into the urban sprawl that isn't just Trench Town, but a cluster of poor neighbourhoods that are hard to tell apart -- though that didn't keep denizens of each from engaging in all-out war some years ago; you can still see the pock... More

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St. Thomas
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

When Listening to reggae music from Jamaica their is one city mention over and over and this is Trench Town. Their is one reggae artist who is gone but he will never be forgotten his name is "CULTURE'' he has a song that paints a perfect scene in Kingston and that is the one of the coronation market. I had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Maybe its not for everyone but my experience in trench town was great I stayed for 7 months with my kids father and my kids.we absolutely loved it yes its a violent place SOMETIMES but they also have good times the street partys and the people r lovely so welcoming even the kids r friendly and they ALL did their... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Important site about Marley's and other Reggae Stars, not very big, but you can feel the vibes ones you inside. Trenchtow rock's !

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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I love Trench Towm the community was warm ,helpful and friendly. The goats walk freely and look amazingly healthy. The children were full of energy. I visited the wall of honor,Maypenn cemetery and Bob Marley foundation. Shout out to the Denam Town police chief of police.... Respect, I love Ja.

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