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Address: Castries, St. Lucia
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of...
This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of the island.
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Nice but not worth a special trip

Nice little square to stop in as you walk around. Nothing really eye catching but a good place for getting the feel of the area and people watching. If you like to just "roam... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Interesting square surrounded by a wall with benches around the outside. Decorated inside by grass and trees . Often events are to be held inside the square . Located next to the library worth a look and the large overbearing Catholic church .

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Indianapolis
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285 attraction reviews
359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice little square to stop in as you walk around. Nothing really eye catching but a good place for getting the feel of the area and people watching. If you like to just "roam" in a new area, this place is worth a stop. Not worth a trip just to get there.

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Derek Walcott Square is a pleasant green space in the middle of Castries. Near the entrance gates opposite the Cathedral is a magnificent tree believed to be about 400 years old. Also there are two statues to Nobel Prize Winners from St Lucia including Derek Walcott after whom the square is named. It is good to see the different architecture... More 

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montreal
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123 reviews 123 reviews
29 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We couldn't go in as it was being prepared for an event. Nice large area, central location. Worth a stop if you are seeing the Cathedral.Surrounded by colorful buildings.

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We walked around the city during our visit and had absolutely no issues with safety or navigation of the small city. The people are friendly and there are lots of local police to give that safe feel.

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Vancouver
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219 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

When our cruise ship docked in Castries, we decided to walk around the town to see this Square, the Cathedral, the markets, the library, and local shops. This Square is just a few blocks from the cruise ship pier and easy to walk to on sidewalks. The park which itself takes up a city block commemorates the island's poet laureate,... More 

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Sk. Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was really nice to see a beautiful green area where people would meet and chat. We were able to learn about the history that lead to this square.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Friendly locals and great fun - well worth a visit if you're there during jazz festival. Square is in the middle of Castries too so easy access to all shops and market. Nice ice-cream place just opposite.

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Gladstone, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Walking around Casteries and going to the square was nice. We sat on benches and watched the local island life unfold. Nice people and shops all around.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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187 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This area honours the Nobel Laureate from 1992 who was born in Castries - currently a Professor of Poetry in England. A Great Space for the locals to relax and to gather, I am sure for celebrations and festivities. Appears to be well kept - one of the best areas in Castries for this - adjacent to the Cathedral of... More 

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