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St. Nicholas Abbey

Cherry Tree Hill, BB26007, Barbados
+1 246-422-8725
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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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Cherry Tree Hill, BB26007, Barbados
+1 246-422-8725
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

$45 BD entrance fee is pretty steep. The house is old and large but the 'tour' although well presented is only of the sitting room and study. One cannot go upstairs. The grounds are decent but not opulent. The paths in behind are rustic. The...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a former plantation. The buildings and the surroundings are nice, but the tour is not very informative and quite short. They can do more for the entry fee. The tour includes a complimentary rum punch and tasting of in-house distilled rum (5 and...More

Thank 1Sabin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A house with so much history. Set amidst some beautiful grounds you really get to see how life was for those that had Power and wealth. An insight into the vast difference between cultures. A lovely coffee shop and rum shop set amongst the trees...More

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a little reticent about paying the 45 BD entry fee each, having read some of the reviews (I usually check the most recent ones first and then the bad ones !) but I wouldn't hesitate to go again. There's a wonderful sense of...More

Thank JCScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, it's not an old abbey; that's just the name. Entry prices are rather steep, and the only(!) reason I give 4 rather than 5 stars. This is an old restored plantation ('Great House') and its re-activated sugar/rum processing facilities. Regular tours show visitors...More

Thank Andreas_1990_travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone who thought of allowing this Jacobean property , one of the oldest in the West Indies, to be pulled down and replaced with a gated community must have been mad! Thankfully the new architect owner has made an excellent job of preserving and enhancing...More

Thank MusthaveholAB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely visit to St. Nicholas Abbey. The staff was very informative and welcoming. We really enjoyed the film from the 1930s showing travel from London to Barbados and life in Barbados. Simeon was a gem while leading us through the rum tasting....More

Thank 33Laura
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting look at the way the plantation owners lived in times gone by. Visitors are shown an old film of life on the plantation and the methods used to gather and process the sugar cane. Prior to a short film visitors were offered fruit juice...More

Thank 847Janlove
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely house and friendly staff. Informative tour and entertaining video. Complimentary drink was very welcome, as was the rum tasting! We went out of season so unfortunately nothing was operating but we had a lovely quiet walk around the site. Enjoyed a good lunch on...More

Thank Georgina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to get a flavour of a plantation. Quite expensive but we felt it helped towards the upkeep of the property. We enjoyed the free rum punch and rum tasting and we're able to asked questions about the history and distilling process...More

Thank Clarefive
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Simonjacksonwarren | Property representative |
Good evening The tour is roughly every hour from 10-3:30 Sunday - Friday. See you soon
Ashley W
15 June 2017|
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Response from Simonjacksonwarren | Property representative |
Monday to Thursday this month
Chris L
25 May 2017|
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Response from Simonjacksonwarren | Property representative |
Good morning Chris 2 hours will be sufficient time to see the plantation. Look forward to seeing you soon Simon