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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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Okay to visit if you're passing by

Not much to see. Public garden named in honour of Derek Walcott. Gates are locked and chained so you have to view through the bars. Good for "people watching" on the benches... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Michelle750715
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Saint Joseph Parish, Barbados
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Saint Joseph Parish, Barbados
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Not much to see. Public garden named in honour of Derek Walcott. Gates are locked and chained so you have to view through the bars. Good for "people watching" on the benches outside.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's as simple as that, quite a large open garden area with a very old, big tree looking over it, all in the name of Derek Woolcott, a Nobel prize winner.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I can't say you should stop here for any reason even for one photo. I feel bad that these people on the island don't have many nice green spaces to sit with their families and this place is really a great example of how bad environment creates unhappy people. I would suggest more trees for shade and then water the... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Derek Walcott Square is in the center of Castries. It is a clean, nice place honoring the 1992 winner of the Noble Prize for Literature. There is not much to see or do there but worth a walk through.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Castries, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia  >  Castries Quarter  >  Castries

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