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 did not take the guided tour but walked around on our own. The house and plantation was beautiful. We sampled some of their rum that you can only purchase there. It was good, but expensive. The gif...  more »
  • Well worth a visit whether or not you indulge and buy the rather fine rum for sale. The house and distillery are interesting historically and a small cafe offers tea and cake. The owners are often pre...  more »
  • If you are interested in antiques, you'll love St. Nicholas Abbey. If you are interested in history or historic architecture, you'll love St. Nicholas Abbey. If you just want to visit the site of some...  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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