Anguilla

Main attractions

Beach in Anguilla
Beach in Anguilla / Christine Warner Hawks, / CC BY 2.0

Anguilla is British overseas territory with several interesting natural and man-made landmarks.

Natural landmarks

  • Cavannagh Cave - Anguilla. The site where remnants of extinct giant rodent Amblyrhiza inundata were found in the 19th century. This deer sized animal lived some 125 000 years ago, at lower sea level. It is possible that these remnants were found in other local caves as well.
  • Lizards of Sombrero Island - Sombrero. On this small island lives endemic Sombrero Ameiva (Ameiva corvina) and one dwarf gecko which most likely is endemic too. In the late Pleistocene on this island was living giant tortoise Chelonoidis sombrerensis.
  • Old Ta Cave - Anguilla. One of the most impressive caves on the island.

Man made landmarks

  • Big Spring petroglyph site - Anguilla. Prehistoric stone carvings by Arawaks and Taíno at a sinkhole, where people used to take water.
  • Fountain Cavern - Anguilla. Cave - site of prehistoric (Arawak) ceremonies, contains multiple petroglyphs and stalagmite statue whose top is shaped like a head of spirit. Cave has small fresh water pools in it.
  • St. Gerard's Church - Anguilla. Unusual Catholic church, its concrete walls are adorned with pebbles and stones.
  • Wallblake House - Anguilla. Historical plantation house, built in 1787, most likely the oldest structure on Anguilla.

List of described attractions

Anguilla is British overseas territory.

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Map of Anguilla

Featured: Cavannagh Cave

Today Cavannagh Cave is a small, rather unsighty cave in the limestone cliffs of Katouche Valley. This is the most likely place where in 1868 were discovered large bones - remains of an extinct rodent Amblyrhiza inundata, which was up to 200 kg heavy.

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