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Address: Cherry Tree Hill, BB26007, Barbados
Phone Number:
+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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A great place to visit, the gardens and grounds are lovely.

I found this attraction to be excellent, a great source of island history, with beautiful buildings and lovely gardens. Walking around the property and seeing the old Mill was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Expensive tourist spot. Tour was short and sanitized the history of the plantation. No mention of slavery at all. Gardens only average. All in all this is now a tourist destination and well overpriced at that. Not worth the price of admission even though the location is beautiful.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this attraction to be excellent, a great source of island history, with beautiful buildings and lovely gardens. Walking around the property and seeing the old Mill was great as was the movie they show of actual footage of early Barbados and the Sugar cane industry. Topped off with a walk around the historical home and a rum tasting.

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had my second trip to St. Nicholas Abbey and it just gets better and better. We saw sugar cane m being harvested then we saw it being fed into the crusher. The industrial artifacts on the property are worth a visit on their own.

Thank Susan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and your at St Nicholas Abbey! There is lots to see and do. The film we watched was awesome to explain the era. We really enjoyed the visit!

Thank Getawayholiday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely Jacobean house with distillery. Great to get so close to workings.Very helpful staff and owner engaging with the public.

Thank bachwared
Ontario, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This plantation estate has been lovingly restored and enhanced with beautiful gardens. The onsite film and guided tour was very well done. The Warren family is to be commended for their work here and with sharing the history of not only this plantation but the early days of Barbados sugar cane industry through the many photos and displays. Not to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A rainy day in Barbados today so we decided to visit here on the way to Bathsheba. It's interesting but poor value...Bajan$45 each (= US$22) for which you basically go in 2 rooms and poke your head into another before you go to the museum, which seemed to be just a corridor leading straight into the rum & gift shops.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this gorgeous abbey and distillery last week.Perfect day with lovely house and Gardens. Simon the owner was very informative and you were free to walk around to see all the different processes.Lunch here was superb and reasonable.very relaxing and a lovely way to spend a day out.....

Thank debs66red
Raymond, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's worth the trip to St. Nicholas Abbey, which is was actually never a religious abbey, but has been a distillery for hundreds of years. The distillery now has a new owner as of 2006, who has refurbished the main house and the entire rum making facility. The historical artifacts are quite ipressive and the new tasting area and gift... More 

Thank Brian W
Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Abbey is an oasis of huge walnut trees surrounded by sugar cane fields. We have been here many times to refill the bottle of rum that is sooo smooth and delicious. Love the ambiance and picturesque grounds with the scattered remnants of days gone by. The tour provides a glimpse into the past of how rum was made. They... More 

Thank John M

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