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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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Rum and sun.

A must for history nerds and/or rum drinkers. Buy the aged rums here. The 12 year old rum is the best I have had and best enjoyed with a few ice cubes and a wedge of lime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must for history nerds and/or rum drinkers. Buy the aged rums here. The 12 year old rum is the best I have had and best enjoyed with a few ice cubes and a wedge of lime.

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

This place has gardens plantation house and steam powered sugar cane crushing machinery and distillery to brew rum. It's well worth the visit rum punch and tasters of two rims with a good cave on site.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St Nicholas Abbey was a very worthwhile stop, while riding around Barbados. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the home is quite spectacular. There is also a rum distillery on site and you can walk through the barns to see how things work. Admission included a free drink, but you were also able to taste other rums that they made.... More 

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

Despite the religious name this is a rum plantation / distillery and a museum which is well worth a visit. There is an interesting old film showing life on the sugar plantation in the 1930s. As rum is my tipple I had to purchase a bottle of the nectar with my personalised engraved name on it - that will be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A gem, hidden away from major tourist eyes. Pick your day when the cane press is working. Food good, staff lovely. If you like rum, and have a good bank balance, buy one of the special bottles, with your name engraved. Will go back. Thanks to all the staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited many times before we thought that this time we would not go for the full tour but just a trip to the shop to buy some rum and rum cake, followed by coffee and cakes on the beautiful terrace. On arrival we were abruptly told that we could not do this and everyone would have to pay 45... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice morning spent here. You can see a old film showing the island many years ago and also see a sugar caned press used to make rum. you can also buy rum here with a personalized bottle

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a long visit needed here but it was interesting to see how the sugar cane is pressed for the sugar syrup.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful grounds around the house, a historic site with a history of Sugar Cane production. Now used to create small quantities of Rum.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has always been a sugarcane plantation house, museum and rum distillery. This house is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. It is believed the couple gave the plantation its present day name; they combined the existing name, Nicholas Plantation, St. Nicholas Parish. Where the Cumberbatch family lived in England, and Bath Abbey, where the... More 

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