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Derek Walcott Square

Address: Castries, St. Lucia
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Castries
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of the island.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of the island.

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Sk. Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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341 reviews 341 reviews
176 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Loved seeing the old tree and reading about Derek Walcott. The square is very well kept and beautiful resting area.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Near the city centre, this square was renamed from Columbus Square to honour the 1992 winner of the Nobel prize for literature. It is a large open space, housing the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, a 19th century church with wooden columns and bright Caribbean roof paintings, and also the Carnegie library. Look at the Samaan tree in the square which... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This lovely square is worth a quick stop to view the Nobel monuments. The grounds are in good shape, was disappointed that the fountain was not in operation. There was a large youth event going on in the park so it was nice to see that the locals use the space.

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hood river
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The St Lucians are rightly proud of having 2 Nobel Peace Laureates from their island & this is where they honor them.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Square is lovely, very colonial, but nothing really to do there. I expected a bar or cafe where I could sit & watch the world go by, but really buses just go there, let people have 15 minutes & then reload. The church on the corner has an amazing interior - go have a peep if you can

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Birmingham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is on the sightseeing list but not really worth a visit. The town itself is quite shabby except for the shops which aim at the cruise ships which dock there (e.g. diamonds, gold)

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