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Speightstown is the second biggest town on Barbados, located twenty kilometers away from the capital Bridgetown, in the parish of St. Peter. There are many things you can do in Speightstown. If you want to visit some cultural places, there is one nice historical museum and an art gallery. When it comes to dining, there are many fast-food joints, snack bars and restaurants serving quality Bajan cuisine, which is a mix of British, African and Indian influences. Weekends are especially lively in Speightstown when locals and tourists fill the streets of the town. Almost all streets are lined up with stalls on which people are selling all kinds of things, ranging from food to clothing.
Speightstown has a very nice climate with average temperatures between 25 and 30 C throughout the year. November gets the most rainfall, but considerably less than in Europe.
Several churches can be found in Speightstown, and a couple of attractive churches you can see belong to the Methodist and Anglican denominations. There are stores, shops and boutiques of every kind that are very easily accessible in the middle of the town. There are also many street vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables. Nice place for relaxation in Speightstown is the St. Charles port. It is a very attractive marina, with many hotels, bars and restaurants located nearby. By walking through the town you will notice buildings with characteristic two-storey balconies that give Speightstown special charm. The town also has many accommodation options, restaurants, bars with music, as well as parks and nice beaches.
Speightstown Esplanade and Promenade was built on a place where there used to be an old fort. There you will find many entertainment and tourist facilities, a place for concerts and a seating area for relaxation. It covers a wide space where most of the activities are centered, and in the main tourist season there are many open-air festivals, concerts and dancing performances. Christmas time is also lively period of the year and during that time there are many festivities going on the Speightstown Esplanade and Promenade. The Speightstown Jetty is another popular place where the local fishermen are anchoring their boats. It is also a place where you can buy a fresh fish, or join the local fishermen and go on fishing trips. On the Jetty you can sit back, relax and enjoy the nice views on the sea.
Speightstown Fish Market is a vibrant place to visit. It is a main place for buying and selling freshly caught fish and other sea delights. When it comes to historic places of interest in Speightstown, you should visit the attractive St.Peter`s Parish Church. For learning more about the history of the region and seeing interest exhibits visit the Arlington House and Museum. It is housed in a building dating from the 18th century, and it features an interactive museum. When you are done sightseeing, you can go swimming on some of the most popular beaches in Speightstown such as the Heywoods Beach, Godings Bay Beach or Speightstown Bay Beach.
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