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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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Beautiful Jacobean Mansion...worth stopping for tour and rum tasting!!!

The property, inside and out, is lovely....the furniture and decor is beautiful, make sure to check out the sailors valentines....works of art made with shells. The rums are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The property, inside and out, is lovely....the furniture and decor is beautiful, make sure to check out the sailors valentines....works of art made with shells. The rums are delicious and the gift shop has many great items to bring home, including the chutney...yum!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We spent an excellent 6 hours with our guide Kemel from Just BIM tours. We visited St Nicholas Abbey, Harrison Caves, Earthworks pottery, Flower Forest Botanical gardens and had lunch at a road side cafe. We were picked up from our hotel and returned to the front door when the tour had ended. So good at the end of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was one of the stops during our Los Barbados tour. The house and grounds are beautiful and the guide was humorous and pleasant, but talked quite fast so I had to concentrate. There aren't many rooms and the house is quite small, we spent more time outside the main building than inside it as there are a few outbuildings,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The entry fee is, I think, rather high at $40 for this. Sure, the house is nice, the free taster of rum is nice, but there's really not that much to the place. Perhaps I am comparing this unfairly to stately home/ national trust type properties in the UK, but it seemed to me there were only really 3 small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Beautiful grounds, well preserved house and a chance to see the rum making process up close. Only the downstairs of the house is open to the public - which is only really 3 rooms as the upstairs is closed (we were told this is because the historic building methods would not withstand the heavy tourist traffic!) - this was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is an interesting well run experience. There is a very informative film to watch and a guided tour through the homestead. Right now if you go Wednesday's they crush the cane and you can try a piece of raw cane sugar. Then you have a glass of rum punch and are offered to try the rum that is only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited St Nicholas Abbey as a way to learn more about life in a plantation and rum making and the visit more than filled our expectations. The setting is beautiful and the hibiscus in the garden were especially attractive. The short film about life in the plantation was really informative. Seeing the crushing of the cane and making of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Lovely and relaxed setting and a pleasant couple of hours on our tour of some of Barbados highlights. We were delighted to meet Simon, the owners son who was very interesting. The rum punch was the best! A little oasis of calm and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Be sure to pick up some 10 or 15 year rum here! They do it the right way. And be sure to have them inscribe something nice on your bottles. Watch the movie about the abbey and it will take you way back to show you how it all started. Lunch is served and be sure to try the flying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyable visit to this house which was never an Abbey but has a long and interesting history. Apart from the rum tasting the highlight was a video made up of footage recorded by the Cage family many decades ago with a fabulous commentary by, I think, Mr Charles Cave.

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