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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.
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Sad place”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

The visitor centre was closed and it would have been nice to have more information on the history of the plantation.

Visited June 2014
Thank Sandra K
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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun to see and take some photos!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed this stop on our last day in Antigua! We really enjoy the history of the island, and having all the sugar structures available to see and explore was great. We even went off the beaten path and explored the sugar mill/distillery that was covered in vines, and way overgrown. But something about that just made it all the more fun to explore. (We found the way in through the back ... furthest distance from the windmills). If you have an adventurous side (and some decent shoes to battle the rocks), definitely take the time to check out this part of the grounds!

Thank APreciousDragon
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice, easy to acess - free entrance”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was trying to submit 3 photos- but I guess the programmers at the trip advisor are unaware of the 18megapixels cameras, or of the 2 mb size on each of the three photos...too bad.

Basically, if you have arranged your trip with a taxi driver (full day 150$, half day 70-80$) it will be included in the "cost of the trip".

If you have rented a car (55$ p/day) plus gas for 100 km - that will be the cost to "enter"

It will take you 30 min to reach from St.James club vila or any other hotel.

entrance is free, they have a very small 1 room museum where the have made a small exposition of the old photos and 1:43 size what it looked like before.

There are two mills on the property- one completely restored with mill blades not working(fixed) and another one without blades.

There are many such ruins on the island but this is the only one restored.

you should visit it AFTER you have visited the Devil's bridge(as the bridge is the north most destination)

Visited June 2014
Thank dunger99us
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great History!”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you're into history this place is great. So much information, you are taken back in time and learn about Antigua's history.

There is nothing to do here but walk around and read about the land and what happened there. If you're not into history or culture stay away. For the history buffs this is a must see!

Visited June 2014
Thank Jason W
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Woking, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Brings history to life”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was extremely interesting, giving a marvellous insight into the sugar plantations and the lives of the poor slaves, who kept the owners in luxury. Although many buildings are only visible by their foundations, with all the explanations around it is easy to understand the layout of the site and how hard the work was for the slaves. Our guide also pointed out the very large tree by the sugar mills and we got to eat fresh tamarind direct from the tree! An extremely interesting visit.

Visited May 2014
Thank AngieB47
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