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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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A wonderful Plantation House with long history and great Rum

St Nicholas Abbey looked great on the brochure but was even better to explore and experience first hand. We only had an hour there but would have liked 2 hrs + as there is a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

went here as part of an island tour nice.plantation house but couldn't access upstairs. then had to sit through a 20 minute dvd featuring the owner showing off.old.film reel of.his grandfathers but.it went on to long and he spoke to quickly. we then had the rum and it was.ok. definitely.not.worth the admission money

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

St Nicholas Abbey looked great on the brochure but was even better to explore and experience first hand. We only had an hour there but would have liked 2 hrs + as there is a lot to see and do. The beautiful Jacobean Mansion was built in 1658 and several, of the many gorgeous antiques, have been there 350 years!... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

During my visit to Barbados I called in twice to this beautiful mansion and distillery. The tour is excellent with a tasting show with Simon the owner. A very friendly and funny person. Will have to return to refill my bottle of the beautiful rum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We always pop into St Nicholas Abbey to top up our rum, I bought my husband a 10 year old rum a couple off years ago for his 60th birthday and had the bottle engraved, so we took the empty bottle back for them to refill again for us this year, all sealed beautifully for us to take home. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This plantation is worth a visit. Not only is it a beautiful property – it also produces the island’s best (non-blended!) rum, which you can taste during your visit. On a little guided tour you learn a lot about the highlights of the house, its history as well as the sugar cane and rum production. You can visit the little... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you love run and history then you should certainly visit St Nicholas Abbey. The name is a little confusing as it's not actually an Abbey, more of a 16th century colonial house. Full of history and charm. The tour guides are knowledgable, friendly and clearly love their job. You get to tour the rum making facilities, even to the... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great attraction. Great rum. Very informative film . This time of year we were able to view the cane being crushed. Fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were here on a day that the cane was being readied for crushing, the men told us to come back on Wed or Thurs to see the cane being crushed. They said just to save our wristbands and to tell the guy at the entrance that we wanted to go back to see the machines working. So we did.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A very well managed facility with a wonderful old house and refurbished distillery. We loved our trip to Barbados but found a few of the attractions to be poorly run, St.Nicholas Abbey was definitely the exception. A complete overhaul of the facility of has been done, but the original character remains. The rum tasting and tour was also well done,... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Knowledgeable tour guides, great setting and fantastic rum! A stupendous way to spend a few hours, the history of the property is fascinating, intrigue, romance and subterfuge. I would recommend as a must visit!

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Address: Address: On Cherry Tree Hill | Hwy. 1, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 246 422 8725
Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown

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