Map of Attractions in Castries

1 | Choc Cemetery

Found on Choc Castries, this historical site is only 0.9 miles (1.5 km) north of the center of Castries.

1 | Folk Research Centre

The St. Lucia Folk Research Centre features exhibits that represent the daily lives of the native people of the island of St. Lucia. Additionally, the research center includes a library with an extensive collection of books, articles, and other text related to the people and culture of St. Lucia; videos of cultural events; and images that span several decades.

This museum is located a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer) from the center of Castries, and is in North Castries, a neighborhood on the northeastern outskirts of Castries.

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1 | King George V Gardens

Named after a British King of the early 1900's, the gardens are a popular place for a walk in the middle of the day. Located nearby many other attractions, it is a place easily visited without going out of your way.

Situated in North Castries, just outside the heart of Castries, this botanical garden is located just 0.3 miles (0.5 km) northeast of the center of Castries.

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1 | Sandals La Toc

The course is surrounded by the lush, hilly terrain of St. Lucia's western coast. The course may not be the longest, but it's also not the easiest. The elevated 4th tee might just offer the most impressive vistas, but the 3rd, 7th, and 8th aren't far behind. It might be tough to keep your eye on the ball in such a picturesque setting, so pack your camera if you want to focus on your golf game, and admire your pictures another time.

Interested guests will find this golf course on La Toc Road, one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the west of the center of Castries.

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2 | La Toc Battery

This old fort was once garrisoned by the British Colonial Forces, though today it serves a a window to the past.

Vacationers can find this historical site within easy traveling range of Castries, a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf.

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1 | Dollar Wise Arcade

Located in the Blue Coral Shopping Mall, Dollar Wise Arcade opened on St. Lucia as the first official gaming arcade on the island.

This gambling arcade is situated a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from the center of Castries, and is on the premises of Blue Coral Shopping Mall.

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2 | Derek Walcott Square

Named for St. Lucian author Derek Walcott who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, this public square is located in the heart of St. Lucia's capital city of Castries. Not only is there a spot to honor Walcott, but the park also pays homage to residents who lost their lives in battle.

Found near the heart of downtown Castries, this park is located about a hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Dollar Wise Arcade.

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3 | Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

As the seat of the Archbishop on Saint Lucia, this cathedral has been a center of St. Lucian cultural life. However, just as the church as affected the people, walk inside and gaze upon the walls' and ceiling's decoration and see how the people have affected the church as well.

This historical site can be found less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from Derek Walcott Square, and is on the same premises as Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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1 | Le Pavillion Royal Museum

As the center of St. Lucia's historical and cultural conservation movement, this museum itself holds many treasures of its own. With numerous artifacts and document s detailing the history of St. Lucia's government and in particular the Government House.

This museum is located on the western outskirts of Castries, just 0.6 miles (0.9 km) from the center of Castries.

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2 | Government House

The current Government House is the third incarnation, with the first being destroyed in 1817, and the second abandoned in 1865. The third and final Government House was completed in 1895.

This historical site can be found on the premises of Le Pavillion Royal Museum.

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The interactive map above spotlights the location of 10 attractions in Castries.

To find more details concerning individual places, or to zoom to a closer look at a specific location, click on each point that interests you. Another alternative is to interact with the map by using the following table. To try this, click on the colored map dot shown in the first column, or click on the Area/Vicinity shown in the last column.

Points of Interest Near Castries
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Downtown Castries
Choc Cemetery 0.9 mi. North of Downtown Castries
Derek Walcott Square Downtown Castries
Dollar Wise Arcade Downtown Castries
Government House 0.6 mi. South West of Downtown Castries
King George V Gardens 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Castries
La Toc Battery 1.0 mi. West of Downtown Castries
Le Pavillion Royal Museum 0.6 mi. South West of Downtown Castries
Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf 1.2 mi. West of Downtown Castries
St. Lucia Folk Research Centre 0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown Castries

 

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