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Address: Cherry Tree Hill, BB26007, Barbados
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+1 246-422-8725

PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include...

PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, inclusive the great house, gardens and gullies, rum distillery and nearby Cherry Tree Hill, a historic avenue of Mahogany Trees located just outside the main gate. Cherry Tree Hill offers a breathtaking view of the island's East Coast.Guests can also enjoy a charming home movie c.1935, museum and a complimentary drink (fruit punch or rum punch).Guided tours, subject to availability, are provided at no extra fee. Please enquire with the guides at the entrance to the great house.It is recommended that groups of ten or more persons book in advance. Please enquire about group tours or school programmes using our online reservation request form. Special meals or assistance for guests with special needs may also be made in advance.HOURS OF OPERATIONSt. Nicholas Abbey is open 6 days per week; the Plantation is closed on Saturdays.Sunday - Friday10.00am - 3.30pmPlease check our Calendar of Events for information on the steam mill's operation schedule.While we suggest a minimum of 1 hour for your visit, ideally guests will spend approximately 30 minutes in the great house and approximately 1-2 hours touring the grounds and gardens, Cherry Tree Hill, rum distillery, home movie and museum. We recommend starting your tour no later than 3pm.The Terrace Café serves lunch, tea and other light refreshments during opening hours.

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Fascinating Couple of Hours of History

This 17th Century Abbey was built in 1658 by an Englishman who arrived in Barbados with £8,000 and developed sugar plantations. The site has had a very chequered history linked... read more

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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This 17th Century Abbey was built in 1658 by an Englishman who arrived in Barbados with £8,000 and developed sugar plantations. The site has had a very chequered history linked very closely to the slave trade. The guide who showed our party round the house was very knowledgeable and we were given free samples of rum. Well worth a visit

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Abbey is beautiful and the rum tasting great. They have an original "crapper' toilet still in use (look up Thomas Crapper") if this means nothing to you. The lunch is nice and the setting beautiful. You can buy excellent rums and see how they are made Nicholas Abbey makes a great stop on a tour to the Atlantic side... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We borrowed hotel bikes and cycled to St Nicholas from Speighstown. Really nice way to see a little bit of the countryside, all uphill though! It was well signposted, passing sugar cane fields where men were harvesting by hand ( we found later that this was for St Nicholas Abbey steam sugar press and needed to be cut by hand)... More 

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Although it is 45BBD entry (£15 odd) there is a lot to see if you can be bothered to walk about. You get a free rum punch in the gorgeous house. Loads to see in there and a lovely café area with a friendly cat. You can go into the distillery and watch the men crushing the sugar cane, you... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this Jacobean mansion with attached run distillery. Lovely, interesting tour available. Free rum or fruit punch on arrival, light lunches can be purchased, eaten on the decking. It is SO peaceful here.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were great, one of the few places where they understood customer service. Learned a lot, enjoyed a rum punch and an engaging tasting session. We had lunch and then the fun really began. Simon the current owner has sorted our lives: marriage proposal (under the Mami Apple tree please!), wedding, home and jobs. Thanks Simon we are coming back!!... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Old plantation house (built in 1658). Most of the main floor is open for viewing but not the upstairs. It is in a pretty garden setting. There is also a snack bar, gift shop and rum tasting. A few outdoor barns and buildings of interest also on the property.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in order to see a few different aspects of historical Barbados in one place. You get a guided tour of the house, which was quite interesting, with a welcome rum punch. You then get an introduction to the rum made on site, with a rum tasting also. Then you can have a wonder around yourself and take in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were on a tour of a number of attractions and this was the last one. The name has nothing to do with the church. We went on a guided tour from someone connected with the place. She told us all about the history of the house and the families that lived there. She pointed out different... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was quite an enjoyable tour. In all my years visiting Barbados, I had never visited a preserved or restored Sugar Plantation Estate. St. Nicholas comes with the added bonus that it is still a small niche rum factory with super high quality "sipping rum" (not to be polluted with coke). We were offered a refreshment at the beginning of... More 

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