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Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden

Boyds Village, 12345, St. Kitts
869-465-3141
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Ranked #8 of 41 attractions in St. Kitts
Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens
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English first
Hyannis, Ma.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Once again, this is a local treasure with beautiful views and gardens. We so enjoyed our time with Local leaders including then Labour member of parliament Dwyer Astaphan and hearing from Prime Minister Douglas and Deputy Prime Minister Sam Condor. We were always treated so nicely by both PAM and Labour and wish them all a vibrant Democracy.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Visited on a cruise ship day so expected it to be busy but there was only 1 other car and a van. Drive up to the property was easy but first impression was not good at all. Alongside the road of a big open space where we parked there was a long line of small plants and a palm tree... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the major highlights from out cruise excursions. The tour was fun and informative. Some of the best Rum I've ever tasted. Lovely people. A must see if you go to St Kitts

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I drove up early to the house and were rewarded by being the only visitors. The young lady who greeted us at the front gate was extremely welcoming and gave us a bit of background regarding the house. The restoration is fantastic and has obviously been done with love and care, you can feel the history in... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We visited the Great House early one morning, it was very quiet and tranquil. Our guide gave us a five minute talk about the Great House and then left us to wander and explore on our own. The house has been very tastefully restored, with original furnishings, and the gardens contain many interesting plants. We only had coffee in the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Visited here today for afternoon tea at the end of taxi trip around the island. Helpful staff explained the characteristics of the five herbs within the tea, lovely selection of sandwiches, cookies, scones and cakes followed making for a delightful break before a wander round the gardens and back to our hotel. Thoroughly recommend but do not have lunch first.

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Minneapolis
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The old plantation house has been beautifully restored, and they are steadily building their botanical garden. We found it pleasant and relaxing. Our guide shared a lot of information about the plants and trees on the property, which helped us gain some knowledge about life on this quaint island. There was quite a bit of history shared about the area,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I remember this when it was a unique and lovely place with little cottages. It has now become very clinical and has lost its appeal I was disappointed and would not recommend a visit.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This took me back in time, when the slave were endangered by uncivilised humans....the grounds have been kept well and pleasant views can be seen from all around the plantation. Fantastic gardens and a welcoming young lady to guide us through history of the house .

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Visited Fairview House as part of an excursion from our cruise ship. The grounds are beautiful, the house is wonderful, and the rum tasting was delicious! And what a view from the house and grounds! Delecia was our excellent tour guide. She and another tour guide even sang the St. Kitts national anthem at our request! We had a wonderful... More

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