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Address: Cherry Tree Hill, BB26007, Barbados
Phone Number: 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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Great Visit to St Nicholas Abbey

Really enjoyed visit such friendly staff and being able to taste the rum helped. I bought their rum cake and certainly looking forward to eating it. Owners have certainly worked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall the tour wasn't bad, but I think more can be there for the price. Honestly wished we could have gone upstairs. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a very good job. But i really think more can be done to enhance the tour.

1 Thank Shakeila S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed visit such friendly staff and being able to taste the rum helped. I bought their rum cake and certainly looking forward to eating it. Owners have certainly worked hard to make a success of St Nicholas. My husband, son and daughter came on the visit and we all agreed would revisit when returning to Barbados.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dragged the Mr and the reluctant teenage son away from the beach to visit the Abbey. It was recommended by a colleague at work and we'd hired a car for a few days and I was determined to check this place out. It was surprisingly interesting and we hadn't planned on staying long... thought we'd be in and out! Met... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place was amazing. My wife and I dragged our five kids along (moaning). - but they all loved it. The quality of the whole visit and tour was second to none. We will return as there is so much to see. It is a must for the history lovers and also Rum lovers. Buy a bottle of the special... More 

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating history which continues with the current owners . Interesting film in the 'chapel' . Knowledgable and funny tour guide worth catching up or waiting for next one . The 'free' rum punch was the best we had tried , and the entrance wallet was a nice addition . We were lucky enough to have a long chat with the... More 

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Williamsburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St. Nicholas Abbey is a gorgeous plantation. We had a great time walking down the pathways, seeing the old house, and learning about the history of Barbados' economic discovery. The rum is the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but beautiful with real sense of history. On the day we were there the lady who took the admission fee also provided a really interesting and lively tour.

1 Thank Suyin C
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable couple of hours spent on this beautiful estate towards the north of the Island. A warm welcome from the owners and very friendly service and food from the ladies in the cafe. They will prepare lunch while you look around. It is the family home, so access to the house is limited, but plenty more to see,... More 

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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Barbados in July 2016 and didn't feel that the people enjoyed having tourists around except here at St. Nicholas Abbey. Everyone working at the Abbey, were nice, proactive and made you feel welcome. We would have loved to see the mansion's second story but because of saftey consideration, we couldn't. It didn't impact on our enjoyment of the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fully restored plantation house with rum distillery. The house is lovely, and filled with English furniture... I guess after a childhood of being dragged around stately home this was nothing new for me... It was just it's tropical seettng which separated it. The plantation now produces absolutely fantastic rum, which you will be offered a sample of... And the opportunity... More 

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