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The Graveyard offers a lot of history

The church itself is somewhat ordinary. The graveyard in the back is more interesting with the gravestones and tombs. Lots of history here. The views are amazing

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church itself is somewhat ordinary. The graveyard in the back is more interesting with the gravestones and tombs. Lots of history here. The views are amazing

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an old church dating back to the 1600's. The views over the ocean are stunning. The visit is short. The setting under the old trees are beautiful.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst on a coast to coast bus tour, we stopped off here for 30 mins (would've liked a bit more time here). Out on the grounds we observed a local wedding, which was colourful. The church was first erected in 1645. Lots of history to see at this church situated on high ground by the coast. Good surrounding views. I... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting little church gives a feel for life on the island back in the day of colonization. Watch where you park as the huge trees drop large, hard nuts that can damage your car ior your head. Inside the church read the inscriptions which are moving sentiments about lost family members. Go behind the church to the graveyard. Great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Constantine's last descendant buried here, 1 of 2 remaining sundials on the island and luscious ocean views ,what more could you ask for on an island inland adventure day?!

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Guelph, ON
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited this church as part of a one day cruise ship tour. Typical look and feel of an old church, well kept up. Well manicured property with some historically significant graves. Worth a visit if you are interested in this type of history.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The Saint John's Parish Church is a great place to learn some important history behind Barbados. A lot of the famous leaders, etc., are buried. The Church is I believe one of the oldest and has been rebuilt twice. It was very rewarding to hear about the history of this great country. This is a must do for anyone visiting... More 

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Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We stopped there before we went to Codrington College, so if you're in the Parish of St.John, then it's definitely worth a visit. It is rich in history and there are also benches to enjoy the panoramic views of the east coast. For those on a budget, it's completely free to visit but you also have the option of leaving... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stopped here as part of an island tour. The church looks and seems typically English and has an extensive graveyard where a former Prime Minister of Barbados is buried. The views of the coast are stunning and there are some amazing striped snails attached to some of the toombs. Well worth a visit.

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Saint John Parish, Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect for weddings. The historical setting creates the ambience and illusion of stepping back in time. An added plus is the scenery offered in the backdrop. Not to mention there is an actual sun dial located there.

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