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Romney Manor

Old Road Town, Basseterre, St. Kitts
869-465-6253
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Basseterre
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Factory Tours
Activities: Shopping, Getting married
Description: This old plantation estate houses the Caribelle Batik works. You can watch colorful, tie-dye clothes being made.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Our driver took us there as a surprise and it didn't disappoint. They sold lovely batik items, garments, jewellery and other assorted bits. The prices were a bit high but the good were unique. The gardens are beautifully maintained

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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This was one place we visited while on a Royston tour during our port stop. The grounds were lush and beautiful! Sugar mill ruins were interesting.Great photo ops everywhere. Make sure you take in the Batik making demonstration.I never realized how much was involved in making these gorgeous prints. Ladies be sure to budget extra,you will wish you had! Everyone... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Romney Manor has a beautiful garden and well kept grounds for you to view a lot of the local fauna. Everything is well labelled and identified for you. While you are there, be sure and visit Carabelle Batik.

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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The gardens and grounds are amazing. The history is really cool, but the batik is the most amazing thing. The colors and skill in making this cloth are amazing. Each and every piece of cloth is a masterpiece. The only complaint is one of the shirts I bought I wore for the trip home and 2 buttons came off during... More

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Oxnard, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent gardens and things to buy that are unique and only are sold there. I wish I would have bought more.

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Pataskala, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This home was partially destroyed in a fire, but the part that remains has an extensive gift shop, and demonstrations of batik painting which are also for sale. The gardens are beautiful, and we passed the remnants or a rum factory and a sugar cane operation on our way up to the gardens. There is also an overlook of the... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Romney Manor is one of the places you can come to multiple times and still see something new. The grounds are amazing and the store is wonderful. A trip to St Kitts is not complete without a tour AND a purchase as well. We love the soap!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited the botanical gardens with an amazing experienced guide organised by our hotel. We were able to see a demonstration on site on batik painting on fabrics, quite an experience. It's amazing how much time and effort goes into this.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

On our trip to St, Kitts & Nevis our taxi guide told us this was a MUST SEE. We toured the grounds and allowed the property to speak to us. With every turn there was a new site and smell. The flowers, plants, and people were just wonderful. The demonstration and shops for products was equally amazing. Make sure that... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took a taxi tour of the island when in port our cruise. This place was absolutely beautiful. The flowers and the photo ops were amazing. The grounds are kept immaculate. Everyone there is very friendly and eager to show you around the grounds

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