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The Circus

Address: Bank Street, Fort Street, Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Ranked #11 of 14 Attractions in Basseterre
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The heart of Charlestown was modeled – and named – after London’s Piccadilly Circus.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: The heart of Charlestown was modeled – and named – after London’s Piccadilly Circus.

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Bustley and busy with lots of shops. The clock was interesting having been stopped at just before 4pm....why? Nobody could tell us. There's a great restaurant - the Circus Grill - that serves a mean lobster and crab dish in a scallop shell. Yum! It overlooks the circus and is just across the road from the museum and Port Zante... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Set amid a busy roundabout with a taxi rank this did not appeal to us. Shame as it seems to be the pride of the town.

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Putnam, Connecticut
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215 reviews 215 reviews
30 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

It's a circus, all right, when there's a cruise ship visiting. Interesting how so many of the shops selling things to tourists are not run by local people; we did find a little alleyway nearby where locals had a few booths set up, but I think they are priced out of the choice locations.

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nice small square with a neat bellower of which the Kititians are very proud off. Bollyhoo restaurant is there as are souvenir shops

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had the opportunity of seeing this part of the city when no cruise ships were in, during cruise ship visits and during Carnival. Interesting to say the least. The heart of the city as everything happens here. Easy to find and always something going on. The highlight is the clock in the middle of the Circus. Then some interesting buildings... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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382 reviews 382 reviews
216 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I loved how the character of this part of Basseterre has been maintained, It has a wonderful clock and is surrounded by interesting old architecture.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is true, this is just a square in the middle of town. But that is all it was ever supposed to be. It is a good chance to see some interesting architecture and experience the bustle of the "town". On cruise ship days, unfortunately the square is a little over run with people trying to sell/offer you various things.... More 

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Florida, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Its just a square in the middle of town with some shops around it. Looks like many other squares . Has a small tower that is supposed to be like "Big Ben". You probably cant miss it if your going through town but do not go out of your way for it

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been to the Caribbean a lot, and I appreciate the bussle of the tourist areas. This is close to the cruise terminal, so it is easy to catch an taxi to another part of the island. Be aware there are people with monkeys in the near buy square. You can touch them and hold them, but they charge... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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147 reviews 147 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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