St. Nicholas Abbey, Saint Peter Parish

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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Saint Peter Parish holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the St. Nicholas Abbey and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If you’re staying at the coast, the drive inland is of interest alone, to watch the changing scenery and eventually reach open spaces and a different view. The house is beautiful and preserved well, a...  more »
  • Enjoyed a rum punch and a nice tour of the plantation house (contrary to the name, it’s never been an abbey!). Simon was quick with his puns, and even had a Calgary Stampede joke! I picked up some sug...  more »
  • This visit should be on everyone’s « bucket list » - even if you are not a rum enthusiast. It was the highlight of our two weeks vacation. The guided tour with rum tasting is well worth the slight cos...  more »
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  • Expensive admission charge for the tour you get. Our tour guide seemed more interested in getting us to sample the rum punch and the different rums produced by the family than giving us a tour. At no point did she tell us what was happening in the tour. No one d knew what was happen in the various parts. So when the film dispersed no one came to get us and take us to the distillery and other buildings. So we missed those buildings. We were told "the distillery was on the right and other building and you can go wander to see them." You can only visit the bottom floor. The 2nd floor is offices but the guides don't even describe the rooms when they were actually used by the family. Great view on the road to the Abbey. I would not waste my time doing this tour. The gift shop is expensive as well.
  • Interesting place but rubbish tour.The group size was so big only one third of the people could hear what was said. We wandered off and did our own tour having read all of the information on the website the night before.
  • Make the trip! Well maintained working sugarcane plantation. The historical notes in the brochures are exceptional - be sure to read them cover to cover while you are there. Explore all parts of the property and catch the vintage film.
  • Fabulous house and gardens. Lovely choice of rum. Wonderful place to have a relaxing lunch. Sit amongst the mahogany trees with a rum punch and a flying fish sandwich. It doesnt get any better than that!
  • Lovingly preserved Jacobean house with sugar mill and rum distillery. A must see, visit and experience location for anyone interested in Barbados' sugar history. A true gem of the Caribbean.
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