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
About St Nicholas Abbey, Bridgetown
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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People usually take around 2 Hrs to see St Nicholas Abbey
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St Nicholas Abbey, Bridgetown Reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour! The landscape is well kept, the staff is friendly and helpful and the complimentary rum didn't hurt the experience at all! Take a couple minutes walk or drive to Cherry Tree Hill nearby.. the view is ridiculous! 😍
Beautiful! And great rum! Also the fishcakes were shockingly good. The history of the plantation was played down quite a bit though and the story of the owners a little too played up for me.
Professional, polite and courteous staff. One of three Jacobean style houses remaining in the western hemisphere. The grounds are marvelously maintain and the tour is very interactive. Well worth the visit
A very well preserved, and recently lived in Jacobean plantation house with working distillery producing high class barrel aged rum. Looks like it is being improved at a pace with a gully walk just come into operation. We had a tour with a well informed guide, which included tasting the rum. In April 2018 when we visited, the price was 45 Bayjun dollars per person so not cheap, but the family really liked it. Pleasant terrace restaurant too. We ended up staying about 3 hours, taking it at a leisurely pace.
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.