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The Circus

Bank Street, Fort Street, Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in Basseterre
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The heart of Charlestown was modeled – and named – after London’s Piccadilly Circus.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

In the main town of Basseterre this is the best place for the local roti's, and I always have to have the flying fish sandwich, never fails. My husband loves the fresh ginger beer, it well worth a visit

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Basseterre is probably one of the best examples of a Caribbean town, colourful, bustling busy, we were invited back in December for carnival time to see it at it's best! all the main streets meet at The Circus where the Georgian clock tower and fountain preside. Independence Square used to contain the slave market, and is now a pretty park.... More

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Manchester, Connecticut
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122 reviews 122 reviews
30 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Circus Clock is really the Berkley Memorial. It is located in the middle of a very busy traffic circle that could resemble a St. Kitts' version of London's Piccadilly Circus. Note: This is also a location where many taxis are available for hire.

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Grimsby, Ontario
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

A whirr of activity with good options for food and a refreshing something in the afternoon. This is a small version of Picadilly in London, but much more entertaining! Ballahoo and the Circus Grill are reat options for either!!

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Circus is just a busy road junction, but the clock tower in the middle is quite interesting. The park, just along the road is much more interesting. The square surrounding it is full of old colonial style buildings.

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Joplin, Missouri
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109 reviews 109 reviews
61 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The circus is really just a monument clock in the middle of the, very busy street. Too bad all of the taxi buses are parked all around it so you really can't enjoy it.

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Lancaster, PA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

That's all it is... Take a normal Caribbean Square in any small town with not much to "go there for" and place a big green statue/clock in the middle of it to make it a "destination spot" and that's what you have here. It's a little unusual, I suppose, but nothing to resemble the London Piccadilly Circle... I'm sure they... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The busy hub of city… but very quiet after 7pm. A few restaurants and stalls, not a lot else. Had dinner in one watching the circus, but not a lot to see.

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North Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
37 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We were staying at the wonderful Ottley's Plantation Inn for a week, took advantage of their free shuttle bus to Basseterre to see what was there. Overall, quite a disappointment...in fact, I feel sorry for anyone who comes here via cruise ship and thinks Port Zante is Saint Kitts...far from it. We did walk several streets, teeming with people...shopping was... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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116 reviews 116 reviews
35 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

After we got off the cruise ship, we decided to explore before we did a driving tour of St. Kitt's. So, we headed to Basseterre and discovered the hustle and bustle of the Circus, which is the center of town with a tower and clock (see Tripadvisor pic). The town was busy with shops, restaurant and taxis everywhere with a... More

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