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The Circus

Address: Bank Street, Fort Street, Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Ranked #9 of 11 Attractions in Basseterre
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The heart of Charlestown was modeled – and named – after London’s Piccadilly Circus.

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Burlington, Vermont
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138 reviews 138 reviews
33 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Sadly the least liked destination on our southern Caribbean cruise had to be Basseterre. I went into town looking for some of the attractions listed on TA, but after five minutes, couldn't find any reason to spend any time in this town.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
38 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
71 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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49 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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