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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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A piece of perhaps not so nice history, but fascinating nonetheless.

Being from a country and a city that benefited enormously by actively engaging in the slave trade visiting Betty's Hope was a must (for the second time). A fascinating but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Glasgow
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Being from a country and a city that benefited enormously by actively engaging in the slave trade visiting Betty's Hope was a must (for the second time). A fascinating but harrowing account of oppression and cruelty to the peoples trafficked from Africa. Next time you put sugar in your tea, try and remember how it used get to you. Thankfully... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Call here on an island tour for our picnic lunch. The windmill is well restored and lots of information signage about telling you about the processing of sugar cane and the making of rum

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Established in 1674 this is a monument to the slaves who lived, worked and died here on this sugar plantation.The windmill is like many I have seen remaining on plantations all over the Caribbean and Indian ocean. The windmill was used as a form of power in the processing of sugar cane. The sugar industry at that time was extremely... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Really interesting place to visit to learn about the Antigua's sugar industry history. Very well restored windmill and an excellent if small museum with plenty of information and artifacts. Fascinating to see the old water reservoir. Somewhat depressing to learn of the really harsh conditions the slaves had to endure, however. Really worth a visit and there are some brilliant... More 

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Antigua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I am not sure what I expected from Betty's Hope, I guess I thought it would be more restored tha it is, but it does give you a definite sense of the culture and history of the times which is very nice. There is a small entrance fee like $3.00US and very worth it as it helps to support more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went to Betty's Hope Plantation on an excursion tour. It was really nice. Our tour guide brought us inside the mill and showed us how it used to work. They also provided lunch on our tour. He took us around and explained where the houses used to be and all the history that went with it. Very interesting.

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St. John's, Antigua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As you approach the real comfort zone and look beyond you can almost feel the thrill of the scene before you as the crashing waves crash against the rocks that actually sends your adrenaline on fast forward.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lots of artifacts also in the building next door. It really gives you an idea of what life was like during those days. The sugar cane mill has been kept intact.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

An empty stone building with the history of Betty's Hope. Don't go out of your way to see this attraction, Quick in and out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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