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St. Nicholas Abbey

On Cherry Tree Hill | Hwy. 1, Bridgetown, Barbados
246 422 8725
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Ranked #3 of 37 Attractions in Bridgetown
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.
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orkney
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Was very disappointed in this trip. You only get to see 3 rooms downstairs. Supposed to get free courtesy drink but we got nothing. Looked at menu 30bbd for ham and cheese sandwich. Wouldn't go back again.

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Findon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

This is a Jacobean house and sugar plantation which we visited. A tour of the house includes a very interesting film about sugar production and life in the mid 1930s, and a rum tasting from this exclusive rum producer. There is a fine cafe/restaurant for lunch and tea which is situated in the tropical gully. Simon Warren made it a... More

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

After a bit of a drive we arrived at this interesting establishment. The main level of the building provides a glimpse of yesteryear. The punch was delicious, but the rum samples seemed a little on the rough side. The grounds are beautiful and the impressive architecture seems well preserved.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We visited St Nicholas Abbey and thought it was fantastic. Staff very friendly especially Simon the owners son. It was like stepping back in time and the cine film was fantastic. Don't miss seeing this place well worth the visit. Best place in Barbados!

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high lane south manchester
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

When you arrive yo enter a house with lots of history, this does not tell the real story of the business , which is rum making outside the house. Free tasting of what can only be described as one of the world's best blends. A film from the 1930's adds to the interest and intrigue. You get to see the... More

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This lovely restored house is well worth a visit. It has some lovely rooms to enjoy and some really interesting hostory . The Rum made on site is also a definite plus factor as this can be sampled and also purchased in a very nice presentation flask. Well worth the visit.

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London
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We combined lunch here with a tour of the East coast. From the moment you get there you appreciate the history, the effort in preservation and the stories behind this place. The house and mill are fascinating to look around and are in great condition. The shop was the best one we went to and we loved the rum etching... More

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Murphy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a tour to take even if you do not like Rum. The plantation is beautiful, the plantation house is beautiful with all original furniture. They show a great movie take by the father of the last owner. Very interesting. Rum punch is good and rum tasting is short. That being said, their rums are awesome!! The staff were... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Gorgeous grounds and a very interesting historical home and plantation. We were wowed by the forest in the back and the gorgeous views all around the home. The gift shop had lots of unique items.

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Hayeards Heath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Guided tour of house and distillery.. very interesting film dating back to the 1930's .. brilliant to see the history of the distillery.. excellent rum cocktail .. beautiful grounds ..

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