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Dougaldston Estate

St. George's, Grenada
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Ranked #11 of 22 Attractions in St. George's
Type: Historic Sites
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.... more » 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. « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
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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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Winnipeg, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The plantation was devastated by the hurricanes a few years back and never recovered. Its a shadow of its past, but the staff provide a very good demonstration of many of the products grown and harvested, explanations of life and activity. Not a place to stop for a long stop, but worth a stop if you are in the area.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

If you want a slick tourist experience this place isn't for you as the collection of ramshackled and derelict buildings are a rusting, crumbling reminder of what used to be. However as a piece of industrial history it's quite fascinating. The staff are friendly and well informe and a number of slices can be purchased quite expensively. It is however... More

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Entrance is up a narrow track on the outskirts of Gouave. It's a collection of ramshackle buildings populated by half a dozen of so local nutmeg workers. They will explain what they do and how the nutmeg is used. There is no admission charge but it is customary to tip them $5-10 (East Carib. dollars) and perhaps and extra $5... More

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Houston
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Grenada is the Spice Island but it's more than just nutmeg. Our ship excursion took us here and we saw many other spices grown on the island and how they are processed. Nice tour. Worth a visit. Quite primative, but one gets an insight into how spices have been grown and processed for hundreds of years.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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178 reviews 178 reviews
122 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Despite the fact that it is old, this is a very interesting operation on a very poor island. You see it the way it has always been done...not spruced up just to keep tourists happy. The drying nutmeg is rolled in and out in flat beds that operate on tracks and must be out in sun and away in rain.... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This was a stop on our day tour of the Island, It was very run down and partly a ruin but the main warehouse was very intresting with a member of staff explaining and demonstrating how the spices were prepared and the history of the estate. We loved it. We were there quite early so it was not too busy... More

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