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Address: On Cherry Tree Hill | Hwy. 1, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 246 422 8725
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PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices...

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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Expensive at 30 USD each. Beautiful building and grounds but only the few downstairs rooms are open which was disappointing as i expected more. Price does however include a rum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Expensive at 30 USD each. Beautiful building and grounds but only the few downstairs rooms are open which was disappointing as i expected more. Price does however include a rum punch and two rum tastings of their own rum which is for sale. Also loved the black and white home movie from the thirties. This is quite a commercial set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting historical house now privately owned and being well restored.There is a working rum refinery and you can buy the produce but it is quite expensive.The cork tops are made from mahogany from trees in the grounds and it is fascinating to see these being made.The extensive grounds are well worth looking around and is a very pleasant way... More 

Thank JaneL682
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our day here - an interesting building with a long history although as other reviewers have said, it would have been nice to have seen upstairs too. We were just in time for a tour by Maureen (I think it was) who was great - very informative and funny with it. Though by the end the group was... More 

Thank rachellouiseturner
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite a trek from Bridgetown but well worth a visit. Interesting tour guide, rum punch and rum tasting. Nice cafe for snacks. All good value for money.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is just stunningly beautiful. Expertly manicured gardens, lush vegetation and hundreds of years old trees and that's just the outside. The home itself is lovingly preserved and full of history. I loved the seashell designs under glass personally. The film reel is DEFINITELY worth watching! Simon gives a wildly entertaining tasting after, and of course the rum is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found this place by chance and so glad we did. Lovely location with great gardens. There was an entrance fee and you got a welcome drink, rum or fruit punch. We then watched a little video about the history. We them went through and tried 3 types of rum which they make, all tasted good. We bought the 5year and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We incorporated this on an island tour--do not miss this place. It is a very old abbey and the grounds and structures are breathtaking--I am not a history buff or into this stuff typically however the views and scenery here are gorgeous--it sits atop a very high point on the island. It is not a place where you can buy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just loved this trip, we arrived by car, There are lots of organised trips for here, We had a tour of the house by a very informed young lady, a complimentary rum punch, then a tasting by Simon, and a tour around the rum factory, Simon was funny and very informative answering lots of questions, all in all a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited last week, the place is very beautiful and the owner very friendly and passionate. We tasted the different rum produced and bought the 12 years one. Nice visit even for those who don't like alcohol this mansion is one of the oldest in the island build only 20 years after the british established here in the early 17... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whilst the rum sample is definitely a big draw, there's so much more to St Nicholas Abbey than its superb rum! Such an interesting insight into life on a plantation. You are free to wander round the Abbey yourself or go around with a tour guide. Definitely make sure you watch the home video filmed by one of the former... More 

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