The Hermitage, Cat Island

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#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Out Islands
Head to the highest point in all of The Bahamas and visit The Hermitage, a scale replica of a 12th-century church built by English architect John Hawes, who spent the last 17 years of his life in the country. The church was handmade from little more than stone and wood. Head inside the bell tower and find the old bell with a rope still attached. Inside the church, find little more than a small shrine, Jesus Christ on the cross, and an old chair, probably the same chair from when the church was built. In the courtyard, find a sundial and tell the time the old-fashioned way. Arrange your visit to The Hermitage and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cat Island using our Cat Island travel route website .
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  • for building The Hermitage to honour your faith and to the Roman Catholic Church for sharing it with us. It truly is a spectacular site, one not to be missed when visiting Cat Island. We first became ...  more »
  • Have been here every trip to Cat Island. Trail has been recently "fixed up" both the easy and hard way. Bluebird restaurant has great food and is across from the entrance to Mt. Alverina. Great views ...  more »
  • Make sure you wear sneakers as it is a walk. Great view of the island. Beautiful structure and great story behind it.  more »

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