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Address: Cherry Tree Hill, BB26007, Barbados
Phone Number:
+1 246-422-8725

PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include...

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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Full of history of sugar plantations

A fantastic place to visit during sugar cane harvesting. The owners have restored an original steam crusher from Derby which was in full flow, fed from cane just brought in from... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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A fantastic place to visit during sugar cane harvesting. The owners have restored an original steam crusher from Derby which was in full flow, fed from cane just brought in from the surrounding fields. House a beautiful Jacobean original - historic tour informative. Rum tasting from owner's son great fun but disappointed that we couldn't afford to take a bottle... More 

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Shediac, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the abbey. Very nice. Staff were very nice: from the reworked on the steam plant, to the bottler, Betty Anne, and our great waitress Marci, who took very good care of us! Although food wasn't cheap, the wraps were tasty. And we had a great conversation with Simon, who, we learned after, is one of the owners. The... More 

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This was one of my favorite things we did in Barbados. The staff was nice & helpful! It was full of history and was a great tour. The rum tasting was delicious as well. Beautiful gardens & trees.

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Barbadian gem, destination #1 while in Barbados, perfect rum, picturesque site, great palace, calm and beautiful forest

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Wil, Switzerland
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We visited St. Nicholas Abbey during our private island tour with Vance, who told us a lot about the history of this Abbey and Barbados, too.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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This 17th Century Abbey was built in 1658 by an Englishman who arrived in Barbados with £8,000 and developed sugar plantations. The site has had a very chequered history linked very closely to the slave trade. The guide who showed our party round the house was very knowledgeable and we were given free samples of rum. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey is beautiful and the rum tasting great. They have an original "crapper' toilet still in use (look up Thomas Crapper") if this means nothing to you. The lunch is nice and the setting beautiful. You can buy excellent rums and see how they are made Nicholas Abbey makes a great stop on a tour to the Atlantic side... More 

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We borrowed hotel bikes and cycled to St Nicholas from Speighstown. Really nice way to see a little bit of the countryside, all uphill though! It was well signposted, passing sugar cane fields where men were harvesting by hand ( we found later that this was for St Nicholas Abbey steam sugar press and needed to be cut by hand)... More 

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Although it is 45BBD entry (£15 odd) there is a lot to see if you can be bothered to walk about. You get a free rum punch in the gorgeous house. Loads to see in there and a lovely café area with a friendly cat. You can go into the distillery and watch the men crushing the sugar cane, you... More 

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We love this Jacobean mansion with attached run distillery. Lovely, interesting tour available. Free rum or fruit punch on arrival, light lunches can be purchased, eaten on the decking. It is SO peaceful here.

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