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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  • We had a lovely morning at St Nicholas Abbey. The house is very interesting and the rum works were fascinating. It was a pity the rum produced was so expensive in the shop, but the trip is worthwhile.  more »
  • A well kept plantation house and grounds,with a working distillery and steam cane crusher. You can walk around on your own or take a tour with a guide it's best with a guide. It has a shop and restaur...  more »
  • Visited with my friends. Rich in history and well maintained grounds. We got to see the sugar cane being milled to produce the rum and we also enjoyed the rum tasting. We bought some fantastic rum alo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I would recommend to go. I come to Barbados often, but the Abbey was a first. Be warned that there is no tour. You walk around on your own with a pamphlet & I think it's expensive (45 Bajan) for not having more explanation than that. I asked a lot of questions and was able to get a little more information. I expected a little more explanation on the rum production process. The rum is excellent though. Bought a 12 year. And the grounds are beautiful.
  • Recommended to tourist. The views are beautiful

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