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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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As you drive through the mahogany treed entrance, you are welcomed into the old world charm of St Nicholas Abbey. The gardens are lush with variety and colour. Staff are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As you drive through the mahogany treed entrance, you are welcomed into the old world charm of St Nicholas Abbey. The gardens are lush with variety and colour. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable of the history of this working plantation. We happened to be lucky enough to see the press mill in action. The sugarcane was feed by hand into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a fabulous place to visit. We caught a ZR from Speightstown and walked a short distance to the abbey. The abbey has an interesting history which was brilliantly described by the guide. The interior of the house is well worth a visit and has many interesting artefacts and furniture. We had a great rum tasting given by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Really informative tour with rum tasting at the end. We were a little surprised at the complete omission of any reference to slavery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The house and grounds were beautiful to tour. Rum punch included with tour and a great patio to sit back, relax, and enjoy your drink. The rum factory portion is small but you get an idea about the process. Also rum tasting included. I would recommend this experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great tour guide. Lovely and interesting insight into the plantation and its history and that of the sugar trade and rum production process. Tasting, tour of ground floor of house, rum tasting, visit to watch sugar cane being processed. There was a video but didn't get to see it as my 2 year old was enjoying dancing to steel drum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Beautiful grounds, we did not pay for a tour as we just went to buy a couple bottles of rum. However we were still able to walk around the stunning gardens with all the flowers and large palms, you felt like you were on a different island. The rum was good too, beautiful bottles that they will engrave for you.... More 

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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

St. Nicholas Abbey is a well preserved sugar plantation! The tour offers a chance to see what plantation life was like. There is a wonderful old film that is both interesting and informative! You get to see the rum making process and the rum is good! The cafe offers a good light lunch in a lovely setting!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A shady tree lined drive leads up to St Nicholas Abbey, which is a beautiful building with a pretty garden to the front. The tour itself is very informative and led by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Each room visited, has many interesting things to look at and you are encouraged to walk round and take photographs once the tour is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Abbey is worth a visit for the views but the price of admission is high for the value that is offered. The Mount Gay Rum Distillery definitely offers better value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nicely preserved 'Jacobean' - style building and the last of its kind( I think) in the Western Hemisphere. Very strange style of architecture. If you're into design and architecture - definitely visit this place.

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