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What to see in Castries

Castries Central Market

For cruise passengers to St Lucia, the Castries Central Market will be one of their first experiences of the Caribbean…

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Derek Walcott Square

The spacious Derek Walcott Square is the central point of Castries, named for the town's famed son who won the Nobel…

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Folk Research Centre

In the hills east of Castries at the village of Morne Pleasant is St Lucia's Folk Research Centre, housed in an old manor…

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Gros Islet

North of Castries lies the small, rather unremarkable fishing village of Gros Islet, a collection of dilapidated wooden…

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Marigot Bay

A perfect spot for a picnic, Marigot Bay, about eight miles (13km) south of Castries, is one of the most beautiful bays…

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Morne Fortune

On the outskirts of the city, to the south of Castries and accessed via Bridge Street, stands the hill of Morne Fortune,…

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Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island, north of Castries, is St Lucia's first national park, reached from the mainland across a causeway. The…

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Soufriere

Soufriere in the south is the oldest settlement on the island, having served as the French capital in the 18th century.…

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Vieux Fort

St Lucia's second largest town is on the south coast, adjacent to the island's busy Hewanorra International Airport on…

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