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St. Nicholas Abbey, Saint Peter Parish

Categories: Distilleries, Architectural Buildings, Food & Drink, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
One of only three Jacobean mansions still in existence in the Western Hemisphere, St. Nicholas Abbey lets visitors experience life on an authentic 17th-century sugar plantation. Roam the chambers of the "Great House" and admire its ornate decorations, antique furniture, and items collected by the owners from all over the world. Take a tour of the grounds to see the sugar cane fields and picturesque courtyard inhabited by a pair of cockatoos, or roam the lush yards, orchards, and herb garden, filled with colorful flowers, mango trees, guinea birds, and medicinal plants. Make St. Nicholas Abbey a part of your Saint Peter Parish vacation plans using our Saint Peter Parish itinerary maker.
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  • Very interesting site, with a large colonial architecture and attachments that housed an old machine for the production of rum, super well maintained by the family owners. Watched a movie with pictures that tell much of the story of Barbados. Offers tasting of some of their runs. Features a gift shop with many products made on site but the prices are too high. We lunch there but as it was raining, there was no dry tables for the service.
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  • We went here to do the heritage bit while in Barbados, and although it was not an easy place to find, it was an interesting old plantation house to look around including the grounds. The rum shop and ...  read more »
  • St. Nicholas Abbey has been restored to a very high standard and is presented as it may have looked in the early 1800s. The building and the furniture give a real insight into the lives of plantation ...  read more »
  • St. Nicholas Abbey is a gorgeous plantation. We had a great time walking down the pathways, seeing the old house, and learning about the history of Barbados' economic discovery. The rum is the best. Small but beautiful with real sense of history. On the day we were there the lady who took the admission fee also provided a really interesting and lively tour. A very enjoyable couple of hours spent on this beautiful estate towards the north of the Island. A warm welcome from the owners and very friendly service and food from the ladies in the cafe. They will prepare lunch while you look around. It is the family home, so access to the house is limited, but plenty more to see, including a film from old cine footage, the distillery and gardens. The owner is very keen to chat to visitors and answer any questions. Included in the price was a rum punch and a rum tasting. This was a great tour and we really enjoyed it. My favorite part was watching the video about the stable and how they made the wheels for the carriage while sitting in the very stable that was in the video. There was rum tasting and an enjoyable tour of the grounds where you saw items that were used years ago by early barbadians. You were also able to see how the rum is made from the crushing of cane ( only during crop season) to the distillery where the rum was made.This is a must go tour once in the north you will not regret it!
  • Beautiful place, be sure to go early to be able to know all the place. Good parking lot.
  • Great rum. Half price refiĺls. Educational tour.
  • Wonderful place. Loved it . However, at the moment I am upset that my favourite bottle is now empty. I need to speak to my travel agent soon.
  • Well worth the trip, it's a beautiful spot, the folks here are brilliant and lunch wasn't too shabby.
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