St Nicholas Abbey
- Address: On Cherry Tree Hill | Hwy. 1, Bridgetown, Barbados
- Phone: +1-2464228725
- Ticket Price: 40 BBD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Mansion
St Nicholas Abbey - Review
St. Nicholas Abbey, one of the only three genuine Jacobean mansions with beautiful plantations in the Western Hemisphere was purchased in 2006 with the objective of preserving the architectural heritage of Barbados. The building depicts an extensive insight of the craftsmanship, trade and culture in early times. In the house you will see priceless antiques and artifacts that are over 300 years old. Within the vicinity is a rum distillery where St Nicholas Abbey rum is produced. Explore the city’s ancientness and take a peek into the distillery while strolling around the marvelous lush green orchids and gardens. Do not miss the cherry tree hill the offers a thrilling view of the island's East Coast.
St Nicholas Abbey Information
- Guided tours are free but subject to availability.
- St Nicholas Abbey is closed on Saturdays.
- There is a terrace cafe in the Abbey.
St Nicholas Abbey Ticket Prices
- Adults: BDS$ 40
- Children: BDS$ 20
How To reach St Nicholas Abbey by Public Transport
- Bus: Speightstown Bus Terminal
- Princess Alice Bus Terminal
- Fairchild Street Bus Terminal
- Hire a car
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Things to Know Before Visiting St Nicholas Abbey
62.83% of people who visit Bridgetown include St Nicholas Abbey in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
45% of people start their St Nicholas Abbey visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see St Nicholas Abbey
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Nicholas Abbey
St Nicholas Abbey Trips
St Nicholas Abbey, Bridgetown Reviews
Not worth the money. We were driving around Barbadoes and happened across this Rum maker. The property is beautiful, and they play a rather interesting video from the 30s. The rum tasting though was quite disappointing. For the roughly $25 US that they charge, you are only allowed to taste less than an ounce of rum. My girlfriend and I were there together, and they only gave us two tastings. One of a five-year-old rum, and one of a 12-year-old rum. They made us share the two glasses. The person who was giving the tasting simply read from a script and had no idea how the rum was actually supposed to taste. They would not let us purchase a second tasting or let us try the 18 year old rum. Overall, it was quite disappointing and I would recommend people skip this stop in favour of other rum makers on the island.
An excellent introduction to the history of plantations on Barbados. Viewing the rooms of a beautiful Jacobean house, enjoying a complimentary rum punch, sampling different rums, watching long lost film footage of the owner's family visiting Barbados in 1935, exploring the gardens and outhouses including the distillery and finishing off with Bajan cuisine on the terrace cafe overlooking the gullies with giant mahogany trees plus a variety of flora and fauna all contributed to an enjoyable and memorable experience.
The bar was closed at the time of our visit and there needs to be a dedicated tour running at periodic times as we had to be walking on her own and not really getting the full experience of the place. But the rum did they skirt
Wonderful tour. Great look into Barbadian history. The Warren family is doing a great job with this attraction. Looking forward to the introduction of their train tour that is going to be coming soon. If doing this tour, be sure to pop over to Cherry Tree Hill for undoubtedly one of the best views of the east coast.
A must visit if in Barnados. The son of the current owner is a great and entertaining host. The entry ticket already contains a free rum (or fruit) punch and some rum sampling (we got to taste the white rum, the 5 and 12 year old rum) as well as a guided tour on the premises with very attentive, friendly and professional staff.