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“Old World Spice Estate” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dougaldston Estate

Dougaldston Estate
Ranked #17 of 47 things to do in St. George's
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Owner description: You can buy several spices, including nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves, at Dougaldston, one of the island's oldest and largest nutmeg plantations.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Old World Spice Estate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This was a stop on our day tour of the Island, It was very run down and partly a ruin but the main warehouse was very intresting with a member of staff explaining and demonstrating how the spices were prepared and the history of the estate. We loved it. We were there quite early so it was not too busy but several tour buses later it was a bit crowded. We learned some intresting facts and at the end managed to buy several different packets of spices at prices that were so much cheaper than home.

Visited November 2012
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Arkansas
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Interesting, but a repeat of Belmont Estate”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

If you have a good guide, the place is interesting, but I learned the same things at Belmont Estate, which I highly recommend visiting.

Visited August 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I went here with our tour guide extraordinaire AJ MEDDY .....I loved it as it non commercialized and unspoiled, if you are going to go, go with a guide

Visited April 2012
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Very informative and great place to but all the spices you will need to bring back home

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Nina D
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Preston, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

The estate was a working spice factory in the 17th century and is now a very interesting insight into the processes and uses of the many spices grown on the island. The guides show you such things as nutmeg and cocoa and explain their uses. There is no entry charge and there is the opportunity to buy some of the spices and cocoa as souvenirs.

Visited January 2012
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