St. Nicholas Abbey, Saint Peter Parish

#1 of 36 in Historic Sites in Barbados
Must see · Architectural Building · Distillery
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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  • Had a fabulous day at st Nicholas abbey. Really such good value for money. Excellent staff good safety measures for sanitising distance etc. Staff very informative from the entrance to every area...  more »
  • We enjoyed our afternoon at the Abbey. It was very interesting to hear about the history of the island and of the Abbey, as well as learning about rum and sugar plantations. The rum tasting was...  more »
  • Very good tour. Not much mention of slavery, which is quite common throughout the island at these 'plantations', i.e. slave labour camps. Well worth seeing as it's one of the few Jacobean homes in the western hemisphere.
  • Excellent tour. Well worth a visit. We went round with guide Asher, who was excellent. He made the tour with some humour and a huge amount knowledge

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