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Description: You can buy several spices, including nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and...
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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Historical Treasure in Sad Decline

Despite visiting Grenada a number of times this was my first trip to this estate for the first time reason being the more popular Nutmeg Processing Plant in Gouyave attracts the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Despite visiting Grenada a number of times this was my first trip to this estate for the first time reason being the more popular Nutmeg Processing Plant in Gouyave attracts the visitors also Doualdston lies some way outside the town. Two things jumped out upon approaching and entering the estate: first it's rundown appearance (our guide informed us this was... More 

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St. George's, Grenada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

whae you over ther,you can see and they have guides there,how they produce the cocoa,its very interesting,people are realy frindly over there

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited the Dougaldston estate as part of an island tour. Although the buildings are quite old they still function quite well and the enthusiastic staff are eager to educate you about the world of spices. They have several tables covered with all of the various spices they process and each table has an interpreter who takes you through how... More 

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Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This tour was part of a cruise package. We were expecting a working spice plantation, but got more of a demo of how things used to be done many years ago. It was informative and we learned a lot about spices. To see the working conditions that the local people endured is interesting. The old processes were amazing when you... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Booked tour through cruise line. Bused to the site. Nutmeg lay drying on racks outside the entrance of an old shack. Inside, tables were covered with leaves and spices. In English, guides explained what everything was and passed items around for visitors to touch and smell. A tour of the grounds was not offered. Spices were for sale. Restrooms were... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was expecting a full tour of a spice plantation. Instead, all we saw was inside one old shack with tables on which were various types of spices. The person at the table did pick up a leaf, pod, etc. and explain how the spice was extracted from it. Then he passed the item around for everyone to smell. That... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Dougaldston Spice Estate/Plantation is much the same as it was in the late 1700's. Not much has changed and it does represent a historical insight into how spices were readied for sale and consumption. Don't be surprised if you see a dog or cat walking about the spice room. Being part of this history offeres a rare opportunity. If... More 

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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

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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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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