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The Hermitage, Cat Island

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Cemetery Religious Site
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. Plan your The Hermitage visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cat Island using our Cat Island trip itinerary planner.
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  • The short trek up the hill to The Heritage can be somewhat daunting but the view at the top is breathtaking. The drawback or con is that it is not accessible for the elderly or someone who is in a whe...  more »
  • It may be the only country where anyone (almost) can climb to the highest peak. Great views from here and an interesting building.  more »
  • We were very lucky that we managed to visit this location whilst on the island. There is not much to see or do but it is a must when visiting the island. Heaped in history and a very interesting reaso...  more »