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Betty's Hope

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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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This is a must see during your trip to Antigua. It was sad but brought home what the people of the Carribean endured at the hands of those who thought themselves superior when in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Langley City, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We had a rental car and were just touring the Island to take in local sites. I'm not a real history buff, but was curious about the place. An informative place to spend about an hour. Not a must do in my opinion, but if you're driving by, do have a look.

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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

this was a great visit! the hundreds of years of history will sadden you but uplift you at the same time, it was amazing and I felt as is I was part of it just standing in the ruins! very interesting place

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swindon
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must see during your trip to Antigua. It was sad but brought home what the people of the Carribean endured at the hands of those who thought themselves superior when in fact, they were not. It would be nice if a little more effort was made to reconstruct the ruins to develop a re-enactment of what occurred... More 

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I've been to Antigua 6 times but this was the first time I had visited Betty's Hope. It is a fascinating insight to how sugar plantations were operated, with opportunities to read historical facts and see what a working mill looked like. Stroll around the ruins and take in the working conditions, I hope people are honest when they visit... More 

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Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A fascinating place to visit. It gives an informative overview of what life was like on a sugar plantation. Pause for reflection!

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

With slavery and the plantations being so much a part of the history of the West Indies, I think the Antigua government should put some money into making this place more engaging to visit, with more educational content. As it is, its ok, but really there is so much potential to show visitors, especially kids, what went on in the... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Old sugar plantation and learned how they made molasses and sugar on this old slave plantation. Did it thru a guided tour. Disappointed that Antigua has not restored this place as it is really broken down.

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great view and great place to learn a bit about the country. Out of town and close to the historical Nelson Dockyard.

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Richlands, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a well-maintained former sugar mill with exhibits that provide a concise history of Antigua and nearby Barbuda. It is worth a visit on a tour of the island.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went to Betty's Hope site and loved it as i am a history buff and love that sort of thing. Very disappointed that site not being taken care off. Though noted the Mills are being restored. Such potential for bringing history alive, education programmes and most of all tourism and jobs to the island. The Slave Trade happened and shaped... More 

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