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Address: | St John, Union Hall, Barbados
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Built in 1660, this church overlooks the Scotland District and features a...

Built in 1660, this church overlooks the Scotland District and features a pulpit made of six different kinds of wood.

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Historic Church - Worth The Stop

When you're in the parish of St.John, this historic church is definitely worth the stop as the panoramic views are breathtaking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you're in the parish of St.John, this historic church is definitely worth the stop as the panoramic views are breathtaking.

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off on an island tour, nice church and the resting place of former Barbadian Prime Minister, the usual small cluster of locals selling souviners

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

St. John's Anglican parish church is an historic edifice, first established in the 1600's, it sits high atop a cliff on the windward side of Barbados. The panoramic view is simply spectacular, and is a popular stop for locals and visitors alike.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Bridgetown Barbados was our third port stop in the cruise. Bought shore excursion and this church was one of the stops. This church is old and has a Gothic feel in it. It has an interesting cemetery at the back and a stunning view of the coast. It's awesome that they were able to preserve the church's structure and it's... More 

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Southern Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

St. John's church is obviously an older church and is obviously well tended and loved by its parishioners. The beautiful wood work speaks to dedication and craftsmanship that is missing in so many newer sanctuaries. I enjoyed a few minutes to just sit quietly and reflect on the blessings I have been given. Outside the views are incredible! Breathtaking is... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Excellent view... The church is gorgeous with stunning architecture and the grounds are very well kept.

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Phoenix AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A little history - The Church was destroyed two times by fire and then a hurricane. it was rebuilt in 1836. The interior has been maintained beautifully. Be sure to go out behind the Church - what a beautiful vista!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Another must see. Historical church with beautiful architecture. Have to see to appreciate. Former Prime Minister burial site. Unique property..a definate tourist stop of Barbados.

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Castries, St. Lucia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The view from the St. John's Parish is absolutely breathtaking.... You could stand there forever and enjoy the breeze and the view. The history of the area is very interesting. This is a must stop in Barbados!!

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Berryville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a really neat place. The history and the architecture are amazing. Take lots of pictures. The graves have many English surnames and very old along with some recent. The plant life is beautiful with many different colors. The building itself is gorgeous both inside and out. You'll need about 45 minutes here.

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