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St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Great House and Rum Distillery Tour provided by St. Nicholas Abbey

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The Great House and Distillery tour captures an authentic insight into life on a 17th century plantation showcasing artifacts from Amerindian settlement through to colonial times. The movie c. 1935 is a rare and unique glimpse of this life and also of Barbados at the turn of the 20th century. The attraction is intended to allow visitors to tour at their own pace or have a guided tour while also allowing opportunities to have quiet spaces for reflection and for relaxing within the gardens and landscaped grounds. The cafe offers refreshments and light fare for the visitors taking the tour within the setting of a lush tropical gully. Our artisan distillery showcases our manufacturing in a manner that allows the visitor to be immersed in the processes of making rum for "the sugar cane field to the bottle", viewing the crushing of cane within the antique steam mill allowing them to take away a more meaningful experience of their visit.
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  • You'll start at
    St. Nicholas Abbey
    Cherry Tree Hill St. Peter, BB26007, Barbados
    Travel North along Main Highway until you see road signs directing you to St. Nicholas Abbey
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    St. Nicholas Abbey
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Guided tour of 1658 Jacobean Great House, House Museum, rare and unique1930 movie of Plantation and Barbados, Syrup Factory with c. 1890 working Steam Mill, Rum Distillery including rum tasting. Tour includes a complimentary drink and there are a gift shop and terrace cafe for visitors taking the tour
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  • You'll end at
    St. Nicholas Abbey
    Cherry Tree Hill St. Peter, BB26007, Barbados
    Travel North along Main Highway until you see road signs directing you to St. Nicholas Abbey
    See address & details
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Departure Point
St. Nicholas Abbey, Cherry Tree Hill St. Peter, BB26007, Barbados
Duration
45–90 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wheelchairs have partial access to the attraction and there is no charge for wheelchair users
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Thelma A wrote a review Oct 2020
Lancaster District, United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
The train and house were great. Simon in the distillery was so much fun. Really great attraction. But I would have liked more about the history of the plantation and about the enslaved people who worked there. I saw a lady looking for her surname on the lists of enslaved
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Warren wrote a review Oct 2020
Hamble, United Kingdom376 contributions135 helpful votes
The train and general setting of St Nicholas Abbey were fantastic. However, I was hoping for a little more from the ‘tour’ aspect. Once we had finished the train and went to the house it felt like everyone just dispersed with no real guidance. Everyone felt a little lost and
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Response from Simonabbey, Owner at St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Great House and Rum Distillery Tour
Responded 11 Dec 2020
Thank you for visiting St. Nicholas Abbey and our newest attraction, our steam train. Hope to see you soon, Simon
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Peter and Antoinette wrote a review Mar 2020
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This is a wonderful place to visit. Slow down to “island time” and take a look around. Go around the house with the guide, then come back around at your own pace. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and took time to explain points of detail, historical context, architecture
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Date of experience: March 2020
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SixerPartner wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas12 contributions5 helpful votes
Loved going here. The house is from 1750 and much of what is in it is original from 18 and 19th century. Pretty amazing. The rum was great and the distillery was the exact same that was being used since 1893. Really cool powered by the burning of sugar cane. I would liked
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Date of experience: January 2020
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marky_9 wrote a review Dec 2019
manchester26 contributions21 helpful votes
You can see pretty much everything in 20 minutes. It is expensive for what it is. The best bit is the parrot in the cage outside. You will get a free glass of rum that was excellent however. Family of 4 cost $170 Bajan and anyone over 13 pays adult price.
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249gayef
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Great Sunday outing
Had a fabulous day at st Nicholas abbey. Really such good value for money. Excellent staff good safety measures for
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odeydog
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Great for the kids and the parents
We were lucky to stumble on this on our day trip. We were on our way from Speightstown to Bathsheba. The train was
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JessicaLM44
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A great day trip!
I loved it here! The grounds were beautiful and everyone was so friendly! My favorite part was the movie...it was
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mjinwi1618
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Lovely place
We enjoyed our afternoon at the Abbey. It was very interesting to hear about the history of the island and of the
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poiredamour
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Beautiful place but with a whitewashed history
Everyone was very friendly and welcoming here and it was interesting but I was surprised there was very little info
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Andrew B
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A great and enjoyable experience - wonderful views at Cherry Hill
We did the 2.30 pm trip on Monday 16th March which was probably the last week the train was running before lockdown
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jamaicasun
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Perfect spot to slow down and see some history!
1st time vising St. Nicholas Abbey & it was an enjoyable experience! The Abbey has a historic plantation house, ru
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G9193PVianp
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very interesting place - free distillery tour included in the price and free rum tasting
very interesting place - free distillery tour included in the price and free rum tasting - Lovely grounds
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LiamDoidge
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A must see!!!
What a place!! Fantastic guided tour around the old house with lots of history along with the rum and sugar tour!
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palmerp
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Train ride
We didn’t go into the abbey as very expensive if you do the abbey and train trip , we only done the train , it was
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Couples_5657
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Amazing insight into the history of life on the island.
We took the train ride first and had running commentary throughout, the train driver was very informative and amusi
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X7644AXchrisa
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Don’t trust the schedule
We arrived at 11:05, unfortunately missing the 11:00 AM train. Not a big deal, we went to the wildlife reserve just
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Skevsue
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Very Interesting
Our third visit here in 14 years, yes we must love the place! Very friendly and attentive staff Great gift shop an
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HampshireTravellerUK
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A very worthwhile visit
If you want to experience a historic rum plantation and be taken back in time, a visit to St Nicholas Abbey will do
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Linda C
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Not to be missedhouse
We visited the abbey as part of our tour to Harrison Caves and Bathsheba. A guided tour was included and first we v
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  • Duration: 45–90 minutes
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