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Betty's Hope

Address: Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: 269 462 1469
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Ranked #5 of 29 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

No facilities there, it was quite a drive and we needed the loo and there was just nothing there and just not worth the visit, better to go to Nelsons dockyard museum.

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Whitstable
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

You cannot fail to see the derelict sugar mills dotted around Antigua. At Betty's Hope you can get a real sense of how the sugar processing industry worked. There are information boards dotted around the sight, which although much of the original buildings have gone, you can still feel the presence. On the day we visited the museum was closed... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

A must visit to Betty's hope, make you think about days gone by and how lucky some of us are to be able to visit. Supporting the museum and learning about the old sugar plantation is a truly memorable time in Barbados.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

very peaceful and quiet place, but may need short time for the visit, as there is no many things to see. nice piece of information available on site to understand the story of the place.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great insight if you go with a knowledgeable local guide, we booked with Marcus (booked through Bev at Bo Tours) who was a mine of information and a real gem.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped off at Betty Hope's for lunch during a day trip around the island. It's a very moving place; our guide did a good job in descibing the goings on of a sugar plantation and processing plant and the roles that slaves and masters played. I found myself asking how our Tour Guide was able to forgive the horrors... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This site gives a superb insight into the slave trade as it relates to sugar cane production. Conditions must have been harsh for the workers . A small museum on the site tells the history of this site . Free entry although a donation is asked for to continue the work

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is an important site on the island but it isn't been utilised and shown off to its full potential. There are some interesting information boards and a renovated windmill. However, with some TLC, this could be a must visit site for all guests to Antigua. Every visitor should learn about the terrible history of the island.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

To understand the nature and history of the locals, you must visit Betty's Hope. The history is quite sad but also an eye-opener in understanding the island's history. After visiting the museum, walk around the grounds and if you can, stand alone among the site, look around slowly and you can envision the pass all around you and the sadness... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We visited Betty's Hope as part of an island tour with Sean of VIP Tours and found it absolutely fascinating to see what a sugar plantation would have been like. In the 18th century, it is difficult to imagine the life of the plantation owners who must have felt almost in exile from their home in England. However, that pales... More 

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