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St. Nicholas Abbey

Address: On Cherry Tree Hill | Hwy. 1, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 246 422 8725
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A fascinating house and grounds plus a real insight into the making of rum and the running of an historic sugar plantation. Excellent!

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

While saint Nicholas Abby is a nice structure, the tour, which costs 20 US, takes you only through a few first floor rooms. The rooms were well restored and the gardens and grounds are beautiful. So, why was I disappointed? The answer is that the whole trip is geared toward getting you to buy bottles of ROM. It is pitched... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I am sorry to say that this will be the first less than 5 star review I have ever left on Trip Advisor. When I arrived at the toll booth, I learned that the price had increased from $35.00 to $40.00. Also, for anyone who has driven in Barbados, you know the driver is on the right side of the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a good stop off point when doing the trip along the East Coast. Lovely plantation house with beautiful grounds.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely day out. Complimentary rum punch was lovely. Owner was delightful. 1930's film was very amusing.

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North London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Slightly more expensive than other plantation house visits in Barbados but worth the extra. The house is now in the ownership of a local architect who is sympathetically restoring/maintaining the Jacobean house whilst expanding the other things to see/do on site. The steam sugar cane press has been restored and is operated regularly to produce the raw ingredients for the... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight for me on the trip to Barbados. The abbey is actually a sugar cane/ rum distillery, plantation, and processing plant. The historical narrative is excellent and the abbey gives you a real feel of what life was like in the past and current life. The facility is beautifully redone. Do not miss the garden and cafe... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This little cafe is brilliantly located within St. Nicholas Abbey. A very pleasant place to eat lunch but they are currently operating out of a very small kitchen, sometimes they are a little bit overwhelmed if they get a rush of orders. I have found they are quite good at predicting how long your order will be and my recommendation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We visited yesterday and had an amazing time, the entry fee of 40BDS seemed perfectly fair when compared to the cost of visiting historic attractions at home in the UK. We arrived early and while wandering around the site we were greeted by the owner Simon, a very funny guy! When the crowds built up he was clearly interested in... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We arrived by local mini bus which dropped us off with directions to walk towards a tower about a mile away. We approached via a back lane through sugar canes wafting in the breeze. Very pleasant. The whole place is interesting and charming. Sugar processing plant, distillery, cafe, the gardens and the main plantation house. We had a very informative... More 

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