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“Bridgetown in "little England"” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Heroes Square

National Heroes Square
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Bridgetown Walking Tour in Barbados
Ranked #27 of 88 things to do in Bridgetown
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Owner description: Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and Trafalgar streets, this triangular "square" (formerly called Trafalgar Square) marks the center of town. Its monument to Lord Horatio Nelson (although Nelson was in Barbados only briefly in 1777, when he was a 19-year-old navy lieutenant) predates Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square by 36 years. Also here are a war memorial and a fountain that commemorates the advent of running water on Barbados in 1865.
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Bridgetown in "little England"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Cruise started and ended here and there is loads to do in Barbados, even if you just stay in Bridgetown. You will see why it is called Little England immediately; market town, signposts to Hastings! Georgian houses, Parliament Square...cricket!
Heroes square is the heart of the town, where Parliament meets, the focal point being the statue of Nelson, who spent some time in the Caribbean islands as he was in charge of the naval station in Antigua.
The marina, and the museum are worth spending time at, so is a walk around Queens Park.
I paid $50 to go out to sea for the day and swim with turtles, it was one of the best days of my life! I actually held on to the back of an enormous turtle and he took me for a ride.The guides were friendly and informative and handed out rum punches on the return journey, so most of us were quite merry on return.
if you are staying on the island, not cruising, it is only 21 miles long and 14 wide, and does not have the lush scenery of rainforests etc, like some other islands, but there are plenty of places to visit that are beautiful, such as Mt Hillaby.
Read their EcoNews so you do the right thing by the environment, Don't walk on the coral. Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints.

Visited February 2014
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Massapequa Park, New York
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A wonderful tribute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Barbados has a rich history and it is a shame that the tourism dept. does not offer trips to historical sites. We visited Bridgetown and were bored with the shopping (same shops as every other island) and walked over to the Parliament. There is a lot to see in this area. Walk along the Careenage and look at the boats. There are a few restaurants in this area and local vendors stalls. There are also many landmark churches and a synagogue, as well as a few other historical sites.

Visited April 2014
Thank Meg H
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“A symbol of independence ....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Yes, this National Heroes Square is a Symbol of this islands independence ! Many years of history are represented in this square. It is worth a few mins. to visit while strolling around.

Visited March 2014
Thank beckaj01
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Bridgetown with the Square was alive with activity of all kinds!! we had a great lunch overlooking the square and thoroughly enjoyed our visit here.

Visited March 2014
Thank Boebell
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Lancaster, Ohio
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“nelson was here....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

a bit of Britain even in the new world.....there are two monuments here...one for admiral nelson, and another which memorializes those british subjects who lost there lives during WW1 and, also WW11....quite a long list for such a small island...take a moment to reflect upon the terrible cost of war in such a tranquil setting...

Visited December 2013
Thank sloppyjoepal
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