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Speightstown Barbados - Hostombe Apartments
Speightstown Barbados
Speightstown is 12 miles (19 km) north of the capital city of Bridgetown on the platinum coast, in the parish of St. Peter


Queens Street Speightstown Church Street Speightstown Queens Street Jetty at Speightstown Speightstown Esplanade


Speightstown Barbados.

Speightstown - “Little Bristol”, is the second largest town centre of Barbados. It is situated 12 miles (19 km) north of the capital city of Bridgetown on the platinum west coast, in the northern parish of St. Peter.

Speightstown can become quite busy, particularly at weekends when locals and visitors come out to do their shopping and banking. Many stalls can be found along the streets hawking local and imported fruits and ground provisions such as yams and cassava.

Falling into disrepair and neglected over the years it has now been revived and is on stream for a number of exciting initiatives. There has been a redevelopment of the Speightstown Esplanade (Fort Denmark) and the Fisheries Complex. There has been some significant work to the drainage of the area with the Salt Pond being adjusted to allow for the flow of water from the sea. The jetty has been rebuilt and there is the talk of resurrecting the Bridgetown to Speightstown Schooner Route as a modern ferry line.

Speightstowns Bridge of Tides

The largest, monumental "trompe l'oeil" (deceive the eye) mural in the region has just been completed in Speightstown by artist John Pugh of California, his wife Annie and Don Small of Barbados. The enormous mural, 80 feet long and 20 feet tall, now adorns the North wall of Jordan's Supermarket warehouse.

Port St Charles - Hostombe Barbados

Speightstown is close to Port St. Charles, a luxury marina development. Those who wish to enter the island by yacht and other vessels can dock and be processed for entry here.

Gallery of Caribbean Art

There is an excellent art gallery, The Gallery of Caribbean Art, which showcases some excellent local and Caribbean Artists.

Actress Claudette Colbert reportedly spent six months annually in Speightstown after her retirement, and was laid to rest here after her death.

In the 17th century when Speightstown served as one of the main ports connecting Barbados with the "mother country," England. Speightstown sometimes called "Little Bristol" because of these trading connections with Bristol in England.

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