Devon House, Kingston

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#1 of 10 in Parks in Kingston
Take a step back into the nation's past during a visit to Devon House, a 19th century mansion and celebrated landmark. Built in 1891, the Georgian-style mansion sits on a sprawling 4.4 ha (11 acre) estate of landscaped gardens, with much of the property now housing shops, restaurants, and cafes. Take a tour of the main house to learn about its original owner, George Stiebel, a self-made man who became the country's first black millionaire. Furnished with antiques from across the region, the home's interiors showcase Victorian tastes, with English chandeliers and oil paintings.. Plan to visit Devon House during your Kingston vacation using our convenient Kingston route site .
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  • Best ice cream I have had. Hard to decide on a flavour, Go ahead, have one of each.I have bought well admired scarves and earrings here  more »
  • .....and every spoonful was so delish!! I had the chunky crunchy and my bf had the rum and raisin. I've never tasted rum and raisin like that before....it was well "sauced" lol I'd definitely visit De...  more »
  • Deciding not to drink soda or all these artificial juices on the market was a hard decision. This sent me in search for a juice shop near me that had all natural juices. Coco Raw by Devon house delive...  more »
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  • Very good place to go for shopping for craft items and other things during the day, and top it off with ice cream and pastry. During the night till closing time - 10:00 pm, it's a good place to sit with yours and stare at each other and listen to each other's sweet talks. Yes it is a romantic place during this time. You sit on the benches provided or the grass below, whichever you prefer - the rest comes naturally. The highlight of the place is the newly expanded ice cream parlor which can now manage the crowd seeking their favorite flavors. That being said, the children are always excited for this opportunity. The restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Cash and Carry are accepted. Some of the shops include ice cream parlor, chocolate shop, craft stores, restaurants, bakery, among others. It also attracts a trendy crowd.
  • Service and ice cream were great as per usual 😊... My friend found something that looked like a bug in her ice cream and the employee was very apologetic and did not hesitate to give her a new one... I love what they have done to the place, as well as the new line system... It seemed as if we were going to wait for our ice cream for eternity, but surprisingly the staff was quick, friendly and efficient... My friends and I enjoyed our little ice cream date... 😊🤗... Great place to take the kids or to go just to chill and enjoy a cozy evening out.
  • A local and national treasure, the former Great House is the centre piece of the Devon House experience. Come for the best ice cream in the island, all made in house or eat at the several restaurants on the grounds. They even have a play area for children so you can give them something to do when the sugar kicks in.
  • A good place to hang out and chill with friends and the family especially with the large lawn space. Devon House Ice Cream is a major attraction for this location so you can always expect a crowd by the Devon House Ice Cream shop. More shops are opening there, offering more reasons to visit outside of the ice cream and just a place for picnicking. Parking at times can be a challenge.
  • I went for the ice cream and it was delicious. It was completely packed but they were pretty efficient behind the counter. I've never seen so many security people at an ice cream shop before.
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