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St. Nicholas Abbey

On Cherry Tree Hill | Hwy. 1, Bridgetown, Barbados
246 422 8725
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Ranked #3 of 32 Attractions in Bridgetown
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Well worth a trip out to see the Abbey. The island has some great history and tradition, if you get fed up with the sun or you're unlucky enough to suffer some poor weather, be sure to get out at see this places like this

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

Thank you for your praise, and I hope to see you soon. Simon More 

london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We had a lovely couple of hours here. We enjoyed a light lunch and would recommend the fish cakes. The staff were lovely, paying individual attention to both our 6&8 year olds. Informative, beautiful, interesting and very peaceful.

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

I am glad you enjoyed your visit:) Until next time. Simon More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This grand mansion like most of the wealth in the New World was produced by the free labor of slaves. Here you can see the actual ledger which lists the names of slaves. If you are African American, your blood will boil with anger yet it is worth seeing. This is an important part of history.

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Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. Simon More 

UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We had been told St Nicholas Abbey was worth visiting but were really impressed when we arrived. The beautiful grounds alone make it worth the trip. Larry Warren and his family should be commended for saving this icon of Barbados from dreaded condo developments. After a tour of the house we were treated to a complimentary (and truly delicious rum... More 

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

I am so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Abbey. I hope to see you in the not so far future. I will be at the Rumfest in October in London. Hope to see you then, More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We hired a car so was just travelling around the island and saw this on the map, and thought why not - we were not disappointed, it was an incredibly hot day - but the building was interesting, they also had a little gift shop, and their own distillery making their own unique Barbados rum, if you buy the rum,... More 

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your tour. I'll be over in London for the Rumfest October 15th. Hope we can meet up again, Simon More 

South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

St. Nicholas Abbey is a beautiful plantation house that is well worth a visit, the grounds are absolutely beautiful and the gentleman awaiting to serve you a taste of rum is delightful. We were fortunate to be able to buy their 12 yr. old aged rum, only found and sold at the mansion, and had it engraved by a lovely... More 

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

I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit to the the Abbey. Your Pictures are great. See you next time, Yours, Simon More 

Wombourne, England
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We visited St. Nicholas Abbey for the second time and really would recommend it. There is a lot of history here about the Island and the Estates that once dominated Barbados. The Gardens and the Cafe are beautiful too, a nice Rum Punch awaits you before you take tea in china cups with a nice piece of cake, very English.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

As an attraction this has come on leaps and bounds since first visiting a few years ago. The charge is 35 bds ($17.50 us) which is perhaps a little expensive but still well worth it. Included is a tour of the bottom floor of the house given by a very friendly guide, looking at some of the examples of furniture... More 

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. It always makes me happy to hear that people enjoy the Abbey :) The still is named after my mother Anna Warren I hope to see you on your return, All my best wishes More 

Santa Clarita, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

One of my favorite places we visited in Barbados. The owner and staff of St. Nicholas Abbey made us feel like their personal guests, and showed with pride the main house, distillery, and gardens. We were treated to a rum tasting and a short film on island life in the 1930s; and then lunch was ready for us on the... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Great place to visit, you can buy a very personalised bottle of rum as a memento or for a special present

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