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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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Gorgeous property, great tour, and delicous rum!

This was a lovely afternoon tour. The property is really beautiful and the attention to detail with the architecture and pieces within the historical home are spectacular. I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely afternoon tour. The property is really beautiful and the attention to detail with the architecture and pieces within the historical home are spectacular. I would highly recommend! We took local bus to the area which was actually quite easy, but you have to ask the bus driver when to get off and walk in the back... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place to visit and you definitely watch the video, it's fabulous. Don't forget to try (and buy) the lovely rum... You can have your bottle engraved and if you return with your bottle they will refill it for you half price!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Friendly, informative staff. Interesting history, well worth a visit and you are offered a sample of their rum! Only disappointment is the tea shop closed by the time we had finished the tour.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit! This beautiful house steeped in colonial history is set in stunning grounds and still has a working distillery - producing the best rum on the island. A short video from the 1930's was very interesting. You get to sample a couple of the rums they produce, and have the opportunity to purchase them at better rates... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not to be. Issued. A fantastic journey through history and this wonderful working plantation. Original furniture, artefacts and letters dating back several hundred years. They have their own rum distillery too

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Bullard, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited this Caribbean Gem (built 1658) in February '15 and had great time just driving there. The 'Plantation tour' was special because it defined Barbados and how the industry became the reason the Island has flourished from the times of sugar plantations. The presentation of the special Reserve Rums and the owner's son being present reflects the special care... More 

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Bedford, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

GREAT short tour with video from 1930's of the operation of a real sugar cane plantation with tons of history and heart. The owner's son was handing out samples of his wonderful rum which we had no choice but to buy on the tour! Amazing original home and plantation for a quick stop and peak into the local culture and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really worth a visit. A beautiful Jacobean house set in stunning grounds. It's also a rum distillery that makes a gorgeous unblended sipping rum. We didn't eat there but there was a lovely cafe where you could eat over looking a tropical lush gully. The tour was extremely informative and interesting gives you a chance to see a film from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Despite the name, this is actually not an abbey but a plantation where you can learn about the old slave practices and sample/buy the rum. There is an extraordinary home movie from the 20's - brilliantly narrated by a member of the family - which in itself is worth the trip.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have given this venue one point because it is not possible to award ZERO. We were refused entry by a woman at the entrance today because our eleven year old disabled grandson is a wheelchair user. The explanation she gave was that the wheels could damage the floor!!!. I would like to point out that we have visited numerous... More 

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Simonjacksonwarren, Owner at St. Nicholas Abbey, responded to this review

Good morning Madam, I so very sorry that you were treated in that fashion. I personally try to accommodate Every guest. The house has a step in a narrow pathway, and therefore it is not possible for your grandson to get through. I understand your frustration, and i know it is no excuse but if you come back I will... More 

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