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Dougaldston Estate

Address: St. George's, Grenada
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Ranked #49 of 104 things to do in St. George's
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: You can buy several spices, including nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves, at Dougaldston, one of...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: You can buy several spices, including nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves, at Dougaldston, one of the island's oldest and largest nutmeg plantations.
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Dallas, TX
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We only saw a very old spice processing shack at the Dougaldston Estate. The had some tracks that were used to move the spice drying trays and a shack where they laid out a few different spices on a wooden table to explain what they were. I was expecting a full estate tour of buildings, grounds etc. It was interesting,... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

To see how the spices we used daily back home are harvested and prepared for consumption is fascinating. The centuries old estate is beautifully set and worth the drive to see.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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21 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This estate, once a plantation, used to process spices the old fashioned way with contraptions built in the 1500 and 1600s. It is interesting to take a step back in time with a tour guide to show you the ins and outs of nutmeg, mace and cocoa processing. You can buy spices for a good price onsite. This is a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this spice estate. Learned a lot about nutmeg, chocolate, bay, etc. Very small and personal tour.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We took a tour of Granada from the cruise ship & this was our second stop.It is located just south of Gouyave. There were 12 other vans in the parking lot when we arrived.They had various spices laid out on a table.You can see nutmeg,mace,cloves,cocoa & cinnamon sticks.They try to have you guess what spice comes from different leaves bark,etc..Then... More 

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Horstead, norwich
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you are thinking about visiting this place, don't bother. When I visited in 2001 it was a working spice factory. Now in 2014 it is a non working factory. When we arrived there was a mother inside the entrance breast feeding her baby and a man laying on a sofa. On the table were a few jars containing spices... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

There is not much here any more but it is interesting to see the old buildings and learn about what would have occurred during this Estates hey day. Great people who are more than willing to share the past with you. Simple attraction so don't expect something modern and glamorous - but definitely gives you an insight into the historical... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Once we finally found this old plantation it was fun to see. Sadly at 3 in the afternoon no one was there to show us round but as there was a big funeral in Gouyave that day that could have been the reason. Go on a tour that takes this in rather than independently if you go out of high... More 

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Hull,England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A visit to the Dougaldston estate is like trying to find a needle in a haystack no roadside directions but once there the lady who gave us the talk was informative but the place needs a major face lift.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This place i am sure has seen better days, numerous individuals i've asked told tales of mass spice and crop production in the days of yore; during the banana, nutmeg and cocoa industries, Dougaldston was said to be one of the largest international suppliers. I would recommend taking a wander's tour, walk around the entire place (or as much as... More 

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