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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a recommendation of a local we met. The grounds were nice, and it was interesting to see what making rum was like in earlier days. And, unlike Mt Gay tour, we actually met one of the owners sons who walked us...More

Thank polarbear9991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fab place to visit. Lovely Barbarian hostess, with a great sense of humour and narrated the history of the Abbey beautifully. Rum punch was yummy as was the rum tasting! My only concern was with the caged birds, small area for big birds, please improve...More

Thank lindsaynicks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We skipped this on our first visit to Barbados but this time we made the effort and enjoyed it a lot. The house is very old, comes with a fascinating history, lovely gardens and a working rum distillery. With included rum tasting and rum punch...More

Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expecting a monastery, we were quietly surprised as to it's contents. We were expecting more considering the entrance fee, so should have waited for the next guided tour. Simon was a dear; you could use some new material!

Thank William R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting visit to St Nicholas abbey and distillery. Lovely restaurant/coffee shop serving lunch and snacks. Friendly,informative staff.

Thank clarelor
Simonabbey, Owner at St. Nicholas Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Simon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 17th century sugar plantation is tucked away on the rugged East Coast and isn't cheap to visit - but then nothing is cheap in Barbados. We thought overall it was well worth it. This is one of the oldest buildings on the island and...More

Thank MarmiteLover5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a car for the day and drove out here to see the rum abbey. We arrived and paid $90 BDS to enter for two people. We were only given one brochure and had to share the taste of rum (5 year and 12...More

Thank Letitia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$45 BD entrance fee is pretty steep. The house is old and large but the 'tour' although well presented is only of the sitting room and study. One cannot go upstairs. The grounds are decent but not opulent. The paths in behind are rustic. The...More

Thank Kelly K
Simonabbey, Owner at St. Nicholas Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you visited. We like to get the visitors perspective of their experience. So thank you again for your comment. Simon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a former plantation. The buildings and the surroundings are nice, but the tour is not very informative and quite short. They can do more for the entry fee. The tour includes a complimentary rum punch and tasting of in-house distilled rum (5 and...More

1  Thank 1Sabin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A house with so much history. Set amidst some beautiful grounds you really get to see how life was for those that had Power and wealth. An insight into the vast difference between cultures. A lovely coffee shop and rum shop set amongst the trees...More

Thank Julie N
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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