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St. Nicholas Abbey

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

Lovely place to visit , beautiful gardens and rum distillery.The house has plenty of history associated with it and is very well laid out. very nice cafe and snacks

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to visit , beautiful gardens and rum distillery.The house has plenty of history associated with it and is very well laid out. very nice cafe and snacks

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to B'dos, my husband and I spent several hours at St. Nicholas Abbey. We loved this place!! It was wonderful to see the love and preservation efforts that are being taken to embrace the history and beauty of St. Nicholas Abbey and the past plantation lifestyle in Barbados. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the making of... More 

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Summerland Bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

St. Nicholas Abby is definitely worth the visit. One doesn't have to be with a tour group to get there and enjoy this great attraction. Just hop on a ZR Bus (#2) and the driver will drop you off at the Abbey.Every aspect of the distillery tour was outstanding.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We visited on Friiday and our guide Judy brought history to life, all the guests on the tour were entertained by her wit and charm. History with a smile! The checkered history of the owners and the well preserved house, gardens and plantation were all explained. As we visited on Friday the rum distillery/ boiling plant was not active, but... More 

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northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visit st Nicholas every time we come to barbados and came in 2006 when the current owners had just taken over. The place has developed since then but not at a cost to its unique atmosphere. Now we tend to go for lunch and to sit in the gardens so manage to escape any debacles with large tours. The... More 

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A really good morning or afternoon out. Here they make a very good rum. You can see the sugar cane being crushed on Wednesday and Thursday, go on a tour round the plantation house, try a free rum punch and sample a 10 year old rum. There is also a gully you can walk in and gardens. We enjoyed our... More 

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LANCASHIRE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This gives you a glimpse into what life must have been like for the plantation owners and the slaves/workers that were there. There are plenty of artefacts to see and a nice film to watch about one of the famiklies involved with the house and plantation in the early 1900's. Well worth a visit!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

to get an idea of what life running a plantation was like. Wonderful artifacts throughout. Met one of the descendants, Simon, who was exceptional to us.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Being called an abbey gives the wrong impression. It is a lovely Jacobean building and a rum distillery. You can watch the sugar cane being put through rollers and see the large tanks and barrels. The old house is very interesting as is the black and white film shown that an ancestor took of the place in the 1930s. There... More 

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Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

St Nicolas Abbey is a must its history is really amazing. The video is sooooooo interesting and of course don't forget to sample the award winning rum and the molasses cookie. A thoroughly enjoyable day.

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