St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Great House and Rum Distillery Tour


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From $30.00

78 reviews   (4.54)

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Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Overview

The Great House and Distillery tour captures an authentic insight into life on a 17th century plantation showcasing artifacts from Amerindian settlement through to colonial times. The movie c. 1935 is a rare and unique glimpse of this life and also of Barbados at the turn of the 20th century.

The attraction is intended to allow visitors to tour at their own pace or have a guided tour while also allowing opportunities to have quiet spaces for reflection and for relaxing within the gardens and landscaped grounds.

The cafe offers refreshments and light fare for the visitors taking the tour within the setting of a lush tropical gully.

Our artisan distillery showcases our manufacturing in a manner that allows the visitor to be immersed in the processes of making rum for "the sugar cane field to the bottle", viewing the crushing of cane within the antique steam mill allowing them to take away a more meaningful experience of their visit.


What's Included

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Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

St. Nicholas Abbey
Guided tour of 1658 Jacobean Great House, House Museum, rare and unique1930 movie of Plantation and Barbados, Syrup Factory with c. 1890 working Steam Mill, Rum Distillery including rum tasting. Tour includes a complimentary drink and there are a gift shop and terrace cafe for visitors taking the tour

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Fabulous Nicholas Abbey
Selkirk052, 21-09-2022
After 37 years away, we are back in Barbados.
We visited the abbey again and it was an amazing transformation. The Great House is much the same- built in the 1700's but the distillery and cafe were beautifully done. The cafe had excellent food and was reasonably priced. We sat by a lush green forest and listened to a steel band playing. Rum was delicious and staff terrific.
Didn't ride the train but that too looked interesting.
Barbados gem
Fearless36212012821, 09-09-2022
Visited house and learnt about some really interesting history and how rum is made. Visited the bottling and distillery. The grounds are beautiful. Tasted different rums with Simon who is part of the family who own and run the property. He was so friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel really welcome. There is also a great shop and cafe. Would definitely return when back in Barbados.
Not to be missed experience with so much variety for all the family.
NicholasSutcliffe, 04-09-2022
This is a must....it’s several treats at one attraction for all. We had an excellent guided tour of house and fascinating history..learnt so much. We then had a great ridge on the old steam train with lovely views of the island. Then visit to the rum distillery & rum tasting which was very pleasant and again interesting..We topped it off with a nice lunch in restaurant with live background Bahamas music which was perfect for an enjoyable lunch with the occasional chat with owners of this not to be missed experience
Something to do
Lisa M, 06-09-2022
Nice tour if you are interested in learning more about old homes and their history. Great photo opportunities. Rum tasting afterwards was just ok, not much tasting happening (2 types with very very little rum shot)
Rum distillery and steam train ride
charlesbrox, 17-09-2022
Visited this attraction as seen previously on Jane McDonald television travelogue. It was 80 Barbados dollars each to enter both house and train ride round plantation. We did steam train ride first which was very enjoyable and at top the views from Cherry Tree Hill were spectacular even though it was slightly obscured due to the weather.

The distillery tour was quite short and we didn’t see much of the process at all. We were then taken to house and given a tour of the history of the property. The age of some of the artefacts and the distance they had travelled was amazing. We then went into the shop and after a rum tasting (only one very small glass) we bought a bottle of rum. This was 65 Barbados dollars and we were able to have it engraved by a staff member to commemorate our sons wedding at Sandals.the previous Tuesday.

After the tour whilst waiting for taxi we had a drink in the cafe served by a surly waiter who looked like he was doing me a massive favour by binging a couple of drinks.

All in all it was an interesting experience but I think it was expensive and the cafe experience was a negative. Factor in taxi from west coast (we were at Tamarind in Paynes Bay) 140 Barbados dollars for round trip made it quite an expensive day




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