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St. Nicholas Abbey

On Cherry Tree Hill | Hwy. 1, Barbados
246 422 8725
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Ranked #12 of 121 Attractions in Barbados
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, inclusive the great house, gardens and... more » Owner description: PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, inclusive the great house, gardens and gullies, rum distillery and nearby Cherry Tree Hill, a historic avenue of Mahogany Trees located just outside the main gate. Cherry Tree Hill offers a breathtaking view of the island's East Coast.Guests can also enjoy a charming home movie c.1935, museum and a complimentary drink (fruit punch or rum punch).Guided tours, subject to availability, are provided at no extra fee. Please enquire with the guides at the entrance to the great house.It is recommended that groups of ten or more persons book in advance. Please enquire about group tours or school programmes using our online reservation request form. Special meals or assistance for guests with special needs may also be made in advance.HOURS OF OPERATIONSt. Nicholas Abbey is open 6 days per week; the Plantation is closed on Saturdays.Sunday - Friday10.00am - 3.30pmPlease check our Calendar of Events for information on the steam mill's operation schedule.While we suggest a minimum of 1 hour for your visit, ideally guests will spend approximately 30 minutes in the great house and approximately 1-2 hours touring the grounds and gardens, Cherry Tree Hill, rum distillery, home movie and museum. We recommend starting your tour no later than 3pm.The Terrace Café serves lunch, tea and other light refreshments during opening hours. « less
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A tour guide will explain a bit more about the house and the original video is well worth a view. Interesting to look around and you do get some free rum (!) but expect to have seen it all in less than 90 mins.

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Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Good enough to visit, nice atmosphere and surroundings as well as the (expensive) rum. Informative video on arrival is worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit and it was a great experience. Had a nice lunch, and we were free to wander around parts of the house and the grounds, including the distillery. Well worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Worth the trip up north to visit, i believe it is about 30-45 minutes from Bridgetown. We rented a jeep for the drive up. Beautiful forest and gardens on the property as well as the historically preserved home and rum making operation. Samples are available of the hand bottled single cask 10yr and 15yr rum. The bottles have a picture... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

St Nicholas Abbey is a little bit more than a rum tour. It's a beautiful Jacobean plantation house with a fascinating history married to a small scale non blended rum production facility. When you arrive at the site you enter through lush gardens which give you a clue what life as a plantation owner / manager must have been like.... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The house is very pretty and exceptionally well kept, especially give the climate. It was smaller than I expected though and your tour will not take that long. There is more to see though with the distillery and after a tasting of the rum, we did walk away with a bottle of the 10 year old. I would have liked... More

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Cypress, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

St. Nicholas Abbey is actually a plantation house. The tour consists of a brief video produced in the 1930s which describes life on the plantation. Then there is a walking tour through the house. The guide was quite informative. In the room where their are lists of slaves with bills of sale, she was sensitive to feelings that might be... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Loved this place it was so much fun and had a little bit of everything! The grounds alone are reason enough to go here the house is impeccable with amzing antique furniture and artifacts. The landscaping and the trees surrounding the property were beautiful. The history is very interesting. The rum is excellent so was the food and dining on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went with the whole family and everyone enjoyed the visit. It is interesting to go back to how Barbados was in the 20th Century and learn how rum is made. The staff are all very friendly and happy to answer your questions.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful morning and lunch here at a reasonable price. The staff were so friendly and even remembered us from a visit two years ago. I highly recommend the fish cakes and rum punch whilst sitting in the garden.

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