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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. Make St. Nicholas Abbey a part of your Saint Peter Parish vacation plans using our Saint Peter Parish itinerary maker.
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  • Our Bajan friends recommended our visitto St Nicholas Abbey. Not sure what I was expecting but we were not disappointed. Firstly its not an Abbey its a planatation and distillery house. For your entra...  more »
  • We spent a couple of hours at St Nicholas Abbey and found it very interesting. They were running the steam press which presses the sugar cane into sugar juice, which is then used to make the rum on pr...  more »
  • We returned to St Nicholas for the 2nd time primarily to refill our bottle empty bottle of rum purchased 3 years ago. We have discovered this service will come to an end this year. This is disappointi...  more »
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  • Nice plantation house museum and rum distillery. Nice tour, staff and owner's are super friendly. They will teach you about the history of the distillery and what makes the rum special there. You will also be able to see how it is made. Place is well maintained.
  • This place was interesting and had a lot of history well enough described by the staff but you had to ask questions. It would have been very easy to pay $22.50 and gotten nothing but visuals good as they are. What made this experience ok (3 stars) vs 4 was the rum tasting experience. If you expect me to pay hundreds of dollars for a bottle of rum, it needs to prove itself to me. We weren't allowed to sample the 18 tray aged rum. Neither were we able to sample the rum cake. I figure cost of admission should include that given no formal tour. But it's a pretty spot and the staff were friendly. Your mileage may vary
  • This place is a "must see". Set in beautiful surroundings and steeped in Barbadian/British history dating back some 400 years. The plantation house tour includes a short film, insight to slavery, Rum making and local history. All this is gelled together by curators that are well versed and incredibly vitty. Entrance is $45 BD for adults and worth every cent. The food was good quality and reasonably priced. The Rum they make and sell is a great gift or keep safe, they will even personalise the bottle for you by engraving it (nice little touch!) The highlight of the visit is Simon, he's one of the owners. This guy is incredibly quick witted and he'll have you laughing in seconds. If you arrived from the West coast direction: When you leave drive through the gate and turn left. Drive about 100 metres up the hill and you'll find a great surprise!
  • Visited last week while in Barbados and it was definitely a highlight of our trip. Beautiful grounds!! We so enjoyed meeting and talking to Simon who is one of the owners. The short movie is a must watch. So very interesting!!
  • 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!