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Address: Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: 269 462 1469
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Description: Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the...
Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.
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Important historical monument

We visited Betty's Hope in December 2013. Established in 1650 during the British colonial rule, it was the first large-scale sugar plantation to operate in Antigua. Following... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Antigua is a stunning place - Betty's Hope is one of the places you must see - traditional mill One of the best Caribbean islands to visit

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Learning from our tour guide about the plantation and the history of it. It's amazing how these sugar cane was made when it was working.

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Windsor, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Don't waste your time going to see this pile of broken rocks resting on a dirt landscape unless you have a fantastic imagination and can picture Betty's Hope as it was centuries ago. Not much to see here at all. Just a small information center with some photos and a few artifacts. Even the road into this place was hard... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Not worth going to as there is nothing there. There are just ruins and walls that are about a foot high

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fascinating part of Antigua history. Mills are a reminder of past trade. Opportunity to recreate some of history in this site to make living museum.

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Birmingham uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Only just about worth seeing as part of a tour. Don't go especially to see. Pretty much a total ruin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We visited Betty's Hope in December 2013. Established in 1650 during the British colonial rule, it was the first large-scale sugar plantation to operate in Antigua. Following restoration work, today it stands as a major heritage monument of the island, but also a sad reminder of the Caribbean slave trade. Unfortunately the visitor center/museum wasn't open on the day that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We visited in May and were the only people there. There is a small information centre there but it wasn't open that day. Betty's Hope is well maintained and although there isn't much to see its quite an emotional place to visit, imagining the days of slavery and the horrific things that would have happened there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Not up to standard. As if the Government wanted to hide slavery. Needs money spent on it. Did not like it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Until about the middle of the 20th Century, sugar cane was the staple, and almost the only, source of funding in Antiqua. Initially, of course, this was resourced by slavery. Betty's Hope is a restored plantation which shows the layout and functions of the plantation which included two windmills - the remains of windmills all over the island bear witness... More 

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Address: Address: Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: 269 462 1469
Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint John Parish  >  St. John's

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