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St. Nicholas Abbey

Cherry Tree Hill, BB26007, Barbados
+1 246-422-8725
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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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Cherry Tree Hill, BB26007, Barbados
+1 246-422-8725
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour was great, however a bit pricey ($23 USD) and includes historical tour of the first floor, free rum punch tasting, a short film, and visit to the distillery. There is a small cafe on site for some casual bites. The tour guide was...More

Thank sirenazulclaro
Reviewed yesterday

A very interesting working rum distillery with free rum tasting - historical film to explain about the development of the location. An old plantation house with interesting itmes within the house including a water collection system to use rain water to have a flushed toilet!!...More

Thank ASmith1966
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting but pricey ($20 USD) for a 10-15 minute tour of the first floor of the house, a video, and a free rum punch.

Thank HappilyRetired50
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were advised to come along and see the Abbey as it is one of the oldest buildings on the island. Parking is free and the entry cost $40bd each. On entry into the main plantation house you are provided with a historical brochure and...More

Thank JamieDavidM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really worth a visit if you want to experience a slice of Bajan history. An old plantation house set in pretty gardens with a working rum factory. You step back in time then sample the delicious rum made on site. It's not a large property,...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautifu house is full of lovely antiques and english memobrillia, we loved the gardens with the chandaliers hanging outside! We were met by a lovely man who was the owner who let us sample all the rums and was very informative,we went round the...More

Thank chrisk5959
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful old plantation house and rum factory never disappoints. The staff are wonderfully friendly and i always seem to notice and pick up on new things to see each visit. Even if you aren’t keen on rum, the wonderful house is full of period...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, but not a massive amount to see for your money, especially if you compare it to any UK National Trust houses. The rum is more 'spirity' than we liked, but if you are a whisky drinker, you'll love it. P.S. Even if there are...More

Thank Clairerenwick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to the Plantation is probably not for the faint hearted, but well worth the effort. Barbados roads are challenging to say the least. Interesting Tour, and the guide was excellent. The rum tasting was great, and we bought a bottle of the local...More

2  Thank BathOntheroadagain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time to a Sugar Cane plantation and seeing rum made. Simon (the owner) was humorous and friendly. I could not imagine choosing the more corporate Mt.Gay Rum tour over this amazing small batch distillery.

Thank mtemple1106
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from Simonjacksonwarren | Property representative |
Good evening The tour is roughly every hour from 10-3:30 Sunday - Friday. See you soon
Ashley W
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Simonjacksonwarren | Property representative |
Monday to Thursday this month
Chris L
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Simonjacksonwarren | Property representative |
Good morning Chris 2 hours will be sufficient time to see the plantation. Look forward to seeing you soon Simon