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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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This is a very interesting tour improved by the historic film they show. Touring the restored home was nice plus we happened to be there when they were pressing sugar cane in the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very interesting tour improved by the historic film they show. Touring the restored home was nice plus we happened to be there when they were pressing sugar cane in the working distillery using the historic equipment. A great way to spend an hour or so and the scenery on the road to the estate is fantastic.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very interesting insight into plantation life over the centuries - 1930s home movie was particularly worth watching. The guided tour of the house and plantation works and distillery were very informative. We arrived at lunchtime and grabbed some food from the café before the tour which was also very good.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in the north of the island the Abbey is a must visit place, with demonstrations of crushing the sugar cane with an ancient power tool and a tour of the wonderful house. The entry includes rum tasting, enough said.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The new owners at St Nicholas Abbey have done a great job in restoring this property and bringing it back to life. I visited when the steam engine was in operation , and there was a lively guide taking a group around the house . Combined with attractive grounds and an excellent cafe ...and of course a rum punch and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't bother. If you want to see a plantation house go to Sunbury. Far bigger. Better displays. Better guided tours and cheaper. The Abbey is a rip off.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is expensive to get in so allow enough time - say three hours. The guided tour is worth waiting for. The house and garden is lovely and immaculate. We also had a snack in the café but that also was overpriced so beware of that. I bought their 15 year old single cask rum. Even more expensive but St... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting house, gardens and tours of the sugar cane being processed and rum distillery. There's a film to explain the history of this plantation, it's not a religious building! The steam sugar cane press operates on Tuesdays when we visited, and was interesting to watch the labour intensive processes. It has been sympathetically restored by its architect owner, and is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place to spend a few hours learning about how life on a plantation was back in the day. There's a working thresher that threshes the sugar cane and you can see how much sugar juice comes out which then gets distilled down to make rum as well as other products. The highlight for us is the video film where... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice place to visit to see tge old house and also to see the sugar cane being processed, February to May . Also the exclusive St Nicholas Abbey rum that can only be purchased here, it is not cheap but bottles can be personally engraved which make them special. A nice little cafe. Tye film showing the history is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on a tour of the Island having just disembarked from a cruise ship and were passing time before our flight later. This stop was amazing and an unexpected delight. The grounds are stunning, the history fascinating and the pure distilled rum samples, patiently handed round by Simon, was superb. Unfortunately we were unable to buy a bottle as... More 

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