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New River Estate

Nevis
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Ranked #17 of 38 Attractions in Nevis
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: New River Estate is on the Atlantic or eastern side of Nevis (the Caribbean is the western side of the island.) This estate was still processing... more »
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Sringfield, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The New River-Coconut Walk Estate is a very cool place to explore. Two different sets of "ruins" to visit- the old windmill driven plantation and the modernized steam-driven (not sure if it was steam or oil). The estate goes from the beach to the main road. You should plan an hour or more to explore.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Worth a wander. This place was abandoned in the 1940s and it feels like they just upped and left overnight, so the buildings and machinery are all there, though the wild goats seem to be staking a claim!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great place to plunk down and explore. Abandoned sugar mill, ruins and rusted mechanical parts, copper kettles and lime kiln. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is - the grounds could use some maintenance, and just having a bit of literature or education around what the parts do and how a sugar mill works would have... More

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Denton, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

These ruins are intriguing. This sugar mill was quite an operation, with structures from the road down to the water. As many other people have noted, we had a great time wandering around exploring the ruins. We especially liked the machinery imported from Britain, the lime kiln, & the building down by the water. We also liked the donkeys that... More

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Suva, Fiji
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148 reviews 148 reviews
66 attraction reviews
464 helpful votes 464 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This was the last operating sugar cane plantation on Nevis. If you love the history of Nevis, and the fact that during the height of the sugar cane days this small speck in the West Indies was the centre of much of the wealth of the British Empire, then you really must come for a visit. Now, there is no... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

We had a great time exploring these old sugar mill ruins on the windward side. Plenty to see and easy to find. There is no visitor center. Just drive up and start exploring on your own, with a mountainous backdrop and an ocean view on the other side, and a nice hike from the ruins down to the ocean. There... More

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