St. Nicholas Abbey

9 / 10

6 expert reviews

“One of the Caribbean's genuine architectural treasures.”

– Frommer's

"How many Jacobean mansions can you see in the Caribbean? Not a lot. This one, dating from 1660, looks incongruous and unlikely amid tropical gardens—reason enough for a visit. Recent..."
"One of only three original Jacobean-style houses still standing in the Western Hemisphere." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"The circa-1650 St. Nicholas Abbey, a sanctuary suspended in architectural grace, has a dark history: John Yeamans, who would later become the governor of South Carolina, had his partner,..." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"St Nicholas Abbey is a Jacobean-style mansion that is one of the oldest plantation houses in the Caribbean and a must-see stop on any island itinerary" Full review
Make sure to visit the very worthwhile gift shop for a bottle of single-cask rum made on-site with sugarcane from the estate's own plantations.
The Telegraph
"A Jacobean plantation house with an operational cane-grinding steam mill in the winter months, and a rum distillery - tastings and purchases possible" Full review
Don't miss the fascinating home movie of life in Barbados in the 1930s, which is accompanied by an hilarious, dry commentary.

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