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“Extremely interesting important history worth a visit”
Review of Betty's Hope

Betty's Hope
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Owner description: Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.
Peebles, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Extremely interesting important history worth a visit”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Betty's Hope is an old sugar cane plantation with two windmills that used to crush the sugar cane before the juice was passed to the boiling plant. The site consists of the two windmills, one of which has been restored, plus a number of ruined buildings consisting of the plantation owners hide, the site managers house and the remains of the boiling and fermentation factory. Each building has signs to explain what is what. There is also an interpretation centre with a model of the site as it used to be, plus a lot of information on the history of the site and also sugar cane in Antigua. The site has plans to further restore some of the buildings and also restore the railway that used to be on the site.
Worth a visit to understand some of the history of the island.

Visited May 2013
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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“Very interesting and informative”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Nothing to dislike. The tour guide we hired stopped there and gave us the complete history of the grounds from the slaves who were forced to work there to the degree of importance it meant to the island at the time of its operation. Most interesting part of Antigua's history. A must see.

Visited April 2013
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“Interesting”
Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

We only had a short stay here but it was interesting to see the remains of the sugar plant.
There's boards all around with stories and facts.
Worth a look

Visited May 2013
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Landing, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Work in Progress”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

The building are mostly ruins, but it appears they are working on them. There are signs up to help you know what you are looking at. When we were there the Interpretation center was closed, so we cannot comment on that.
It is a short drive from the main road, and certainly worth the 15 minutes if you are driving past. It would not be worth renting a car to go just to this attraction.

Visited May 2013
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Gatineau, Canada
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Short stop”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

The mill is in good shape but the rest need severe restoration. It's sad to see the history slip away but we understand that the island has other major needs. It was nice to take 30 minutes to see this site in the shade of lovely trees. It is located need the main road so quite easy to find.

Visited April 2013
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