We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cherry Tree Hill, BB26007, Barbados
Phone Number:
+1 246-422-8725
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$79.98*
and up
St Nicholas Abbey Tour in Barbados
More Info
$142.00*
and up
Barbados Sightseeing Tour: Harrison's Cave, Gardens and St Nicholas Abbey
More Info
$77.00*
and up
Barbados Sightseeing Tour: Hunte's Garden and St Nicolas Abbey

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,495 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 879
    Excellent
  • 397
    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
It's ok! Beautiful property.

Stunning property, but not sure we would bother again. If it was a bit cheaper, yes. Was $22.50 US each. They sell their own rum here. Wish we had gone on Mon - Thurs from 10-4:30... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
OntarioCambridge
,
Cambridge, Ontario
Add Photo Write a Review

1,495 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,413: English reviews
Cambridge, Ontario
Level Contributor
60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning property, but not sure we would bother again. If it was a bit cheaper, yes. Was $22.50 US each. They sell their own rum here. Wish we had gone on Mon - Thurs from 10-4:30 so that we could have seen the factory in action. Met the owners, super nice. Free rum drink. Classy operation. Impecable grounds. Great for... More 

Helpful?
Thank OntarioCambridge
Thunder Bay, Canada
Level Contributor
203 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The house and grounds are lovely. There is a short, interesting movie compiled from historic photos taken by one of the owners and narrated by a descendant. Simon's whiskey tasting was hilarious - he has quite the sense of humour - and we were able to meet one of the owners and chat about the bottling process and how keeping... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deborah S
Newmarket, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely visit but it was busy with loads of visitors. Interesting house and rum tasting was really good.

Helpful?
Thank Jackie E
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Full of history and presented in a very classy way I recommend this place We arrived by car from the east coast up the steep Cherry Tree hill past a working windmill to a view point at the top - a number of busses, taxis etc making it rather congested. Once past that you arrive at St Nicholas Abbey. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank warbster1990
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you don't go, I promise you're missing out. It was such a special spot. We got to see the sugar cane crushed into syrup and watched a little movie about the mill and sailing from England and Barbados in the 1930s. I really enjoyed going. The only thing is you are not allowed to go upstairs to view other... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank chloemarlee
Chicago
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must for history nerds and/or rum drinkers. Buy the aged rums here. The 12 year old rum is the best I have had and best enjoyed with a few ice cubes and a wedge of lime.

Helpful?
Thank ChicagoPat76
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has gardens plantation house and steam powered sugar cane crushing machinery and distillery to brew rum. It's well worth the visit rum punch and tasters of two rims with a good cave on site.

Helpful?
Thank James B
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

St Nicholas Abbey was a very worthwhile stop, while riding around Barbados. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the home is quite spectacular. There is also a rum distillery on site and you can walk through the barns to see how things work. Admission included a free drink, but you were also able to taste other rums that they made.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Counsell445
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
406 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the religious name this is a rum plantation / distillery and a museum which is well worth a visit. There is an interesting old film showing life on the sugar plantation in the 1930s. As rum is my tipple I had to purchase a bottle of the nectar with my personalised engraved name on it - that will be... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank davidwilliambarnes
Farnham
Level Contributor
109 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gem, hidden away from major tourist eyes. Pick your day when the cane press is working. Food good, staff lovely. If you like rum, and have a good bank balance, buy one of the special bottles, with your name engraved. Will go back. Thanks to all the staff.

Helpful?
Thank Michael M

Travelers who viewed St. Nicholas Abbey also viewed

Saint Joseph Parish, Barbados
Saint Thomas Parish, Barbados
 
Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish
Hastings, Christ Church Parish
 

Been to St. Nicholas Abbey? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of St. Nicholas Abbey and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from St. Nicholas Abbey staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?