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“Good experience if you are passionate about cricket.”
Review of Kensington Oval

Kensington Oval
Ranked #9 of 91 things to do in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 May 2014

My wife and I decided not to miss the opportunity to visit the Kensington Oval while we were doing a tour of Barbados when our cruise ship was in the Bridgetown harbour. One can also walk there from the cruise terminal that is only about 15 minutes away.
Although we were not able to experience the exciting atmosphere of attending a match, it was still a good experience to visit the Kensington Oval cricket grounds. Our country has played several matches there against one of our big rivals, the West Indies. We were just too late for the West Indies against England in the T20 series.

The place is in the middle of a busy street junction and has an impressive statue of Sir Garfield Sobers at the entrance. He is widely considered one of cricket's greatest all-rounders. There are Kensington Oval Guided Tours which you can take as well, although time did not allow us to do one. At least we could take pictures at the road side sign which says "Kensington Oval".
We also visited their Cricket Museum & Gallery across the road where we were able to purchase some cricket souvenirs.
I wore a South African cricket shirt during our visit and was very pleased about all the positive comments from locals who all just wanted to chat about cricket.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We did the tour of Kensington Oval and, having listened to radio commentary from the ground for many years, it was great to be able to actually see what had been described so many times.
If you are a cricket fan visiting Barbados, the tour is a "must-do"

Thank Bill A
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Watched the third T20 game here recently. an attractive and modern stadium with comfortable seating, good line of vision, plenty to eat & drink, topped by a wonderful bunch of spectators. A terrific day.

Thank Ronny39
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Attend all three T20's. Disappointed with England's response, looked like a full test team, not a T20. The facilities are very good. Seating good, ours protected from sun ( but do check - some open). Look out for the Fish Cake seller, what a character shouting "I 'ere". Really good to eat. Don't drive, no parking except on streets.

Thank stephen c
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The day started badly, as we had to queue for over an hour to collect our tickets. By the time we got to our seats, the match had already started. That was very disappointing, as missing the start and having to stand in the burning sun for that long was truly poor. We had seats in stand 118, row 13, seats 128 and 129. These seats were in the shade and were well situated. We had brought our binoculars, which I put to good use looking at the players' expressions. I enjoyed the match and the atmosphere. We walked to and from the cruise ship and felt very safe throughout. I'd go again, given the chance.

Thank edwincheekymonkey
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