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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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A very good visit - shame about the price!

This is an interesting house which dates back some 350 years. It's not an abbey - there is a historic reason for the name - but it is an old plantation house which has tradition... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an interesting house which dates back some 350 years. It's not an abbey - there is a historic reason for the name - but it is an old plantation house which has tradition, antiques and artefacts to see. There is not as much in the house to see as you might like since the upstairs rooms are off... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If touring Barbados make this a must visit. The view of the east coast from Cherry Tree Hill is truly stunning. From their the mahogany lined road to the Abbey is an impressive intro to the building and it's splendid grounds. Probably the best Jacobean building in the Western Hemisphere. The place is tranquil and inviting. A shame we could... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hired a car and drove myself to the Abbey it looks very 1600s ,the car park is not far from the Abbey , inside the Abbey it was ok but still needs a lot of work,and you couldn't go upstairs as it wasn't open to the public . On the day we went they were mashing up the sugar... More 

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Bergerac, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed our visit to the Abbey I liked the gardens and the house ,but the tour was the main thing for me and I liked the rum .I bought two bottles for later drinking when we got home. We enjoyed the movie that was very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a taxi from the hotel to visit this plantation house - about 20 minutes from Holetown in the North of the Island. The house is one of only 3 well preserved Jacobean mansions still in existence and better still it produces its own rum. We had the tour and then the rum tasting and the 12 year old rum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I may be biased because I love the rum but this is the best attraction to visit in Barbados. Beautiful plantation house and tasting room, unique gifts, atmospheric grounds (the tallest palm trees I've seen) and don't miss the hilarious vintage movie. Super place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Nicholas Abby is a special place on Barbados! GO! If you are a visitor - GO! If you are a local - GO! We have lived on Barbados for about 6 years and St. Nicholas Abby is one of only a handful of places that we take all our visitors. Simon and Camille make the visit special. Must Sees... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited St Nicholas Abbey, which in fact wasn't an Abbey. This was slightly misleading as we expected a grand tour of a large Abbey but it is in fact a large house. Upstairs wasn't accessible which was also disappointing. We were lead to believe the gardens were also extensive, but again this wasn't the case.Despite the tour being very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got there just before they officially opened but were greeted happily. Firstly we were given a talk by the very friendly owner who I must commend for speaking so passionately about "his place". He gave us 3 tasters of various rums produced on site and also (obviously) ran through the prices and different options etc for us to purchase (but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old plantation and grounds with interesting pieces in it. Well off the beaten path, make sure you have very good directions or a GPS before trying to drive to it. However, husband and I thought it was well worth the admission price and the drive.

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