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Address: Castries, St. Lucia

This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of the...

This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of the island.

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A bit underwhelming.

If you visit Castries on a cruise my advice would be to get out of the town and see the lovely countryside. The town is very ordinary with little to offer, unfortunately.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit Castries on a cruise my advice would be to get out of the town and see the lovely countryside. The town is very ordinary with little to offer, unfortunately.

Thank sleepybexhill
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460 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Peaceful square in the centre of Castries next to the Cathedral. Well maintained. Dedicated to Derek Walcott who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992.

1 Thank Ken18
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017

On our way from Soufrière to the George Charles Airport, which is used by the LIAT company's propeller aircrafts, we asked our taxi-driver to stop by the Derek Walcott Square, somehow the main attraction of Castries, the island's capital. There is an arched entrance, a big lawn, a giant Albizia tree, a bandstand and a non-functioning fountain. When visiting in... More 

Thank saronic
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The square is in the centre of Castries with the Cathedral up one end, the public library up the other and surrounded by shops. Beautiful gardens and trees and being prepared for New Years Eve when we visited. This area honours the Nobel Laureate from 1992 who was born in Castries - currently a Professor of Poetry in England, as... More 

Thank Eddie O
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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409 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 579 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We visited this city park while walking around Castries. It is a short walk up from the Central Market area by the harbour and bus stands. This park is named after Derek Walcott a Nobel Prize Winner. It is right next to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Some nice Colonial Style buildings in the area and nobody seems to... More 

Thank Kirktoncoll
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We was in Castries for the day from our cruise ship so passed this square on our way out from cruise terminal for a day around beautiful St Lucia. The island is lovely and friendly with lots to do and see especially the beaches and secluded areas away from the capital which we had a brief walk around after being... More 

Thank lee a
Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

The square is pretty much in the centre of Castries. It provides a place to sit and relax away from the busyness around. It is dedicated to Sir Derek Walcott, who is one of St Lucia's two Nobel prize winners ( the other one is Sir Arthur Lewis). There is nothing special in the park, but it is well maintained.

Thank Andrew C
Almonte, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Not much to see in Castries so I guess this Place makes the list. Couple of nice sculptures of St. Lucia's Nobel Laureates. Fountain was shut down and not much else to see.

Thank Win T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Local oasis in Castries,well kept, but nothing special but has plenty of room to get away from the bustle of the local shops

Thank jayneandmike60
Stockbridge, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Nice park to relax in under a 100 old plus tree. Place right near the caribbean's oldest and largest cathedral.

Thank vstrose

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