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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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Gorgeous Views of the East Coast

This Barbadian Landmark is one of my favorites on the island. The church and it's grounds are a gorgeous walk in time and the views from the cliff side are to die for.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2016
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This Barbadian Landmark is one of my favorites on the island. The church and it's grounds are a gorgeous walk in time and the views from the cliff side are to die for.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Stopped in and enjoyed a few minutes wandering around the graveyard. Great views of the east coast and very friendly vendors in the car park

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Having stumbled upon this now in need of some maintenance, church and rectory its was well worth finding. The balconied church has lovely wooden pews, alter and roof. Perhaps the graveyard with its amazing views of the east coast holds some magic. The tombs are unusual, sad to see the grave of the young prime minister and uplifting to see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This ancient church and graveyard is steeped in history and quite amazing to have survived a hurricane considering its location on top of a hill. The old wooden benches are so impressive and reminds of a time when folks still valued their religion and their devotion was endless. Most of the island inhabitants are religious and this is evident when... More 

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Neston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Recently visited here as part of an island tour. A typically English style Anglican Church incongruously placed in the Caribbean. My favourite bit was the hyperbolic inscription on a memorial plaque just to the right of the entrance inside. Interesting graveyard and spectacular view of the sea below. There are a couple of stalls selling local crafts outside. Well worth... More 

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Hellingly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Dating back to 1660 this beautiful church and its graveyard reflects much of Barbados's history from then to now. The Christian religion plays a significant role in the lives of the islanders. The exterior is in a gothic style and the interior flooring and balconies constructed in wood that has weathered beautifully. The stained glass windows above the altar are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Nice stopping place to see one of the original Churches on the Island. Has cemetary of many of the people who passed over 100 years ago up to the Prime Minister who died in 2010.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Visited whilst on a short tour of the island. A beautiful building and graveyard with plenty of history, well worth making the effort to get there if you enjoy old churches and history. The position on the cliff top is stunning and the views over the sea and countryside are beautiful.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is a wonderful Gothic church steeped in history and well worth visiting. There are a couple of excellent reviews posted last November giving many details so there’s no need for repetition. The only thing I would add, particularly for the benefit of those who may have been before but not recently, is that when we last went a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended we visit and we were glad we did. Interesting old church, fascinating graveyard and exquisite views of the island and coast.

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