Two Great Historic Houses
This combination tour explores the wonders of both St. Nicholas Abbey and Sunbury Plantation.
St. Nicholas Abbey, with its three gables shaped like wishbones in the Jacobean style, was once the heart of a giant sugar cane plantation and a small refinery. Today it is one of only three known remaining buildings of this style in the Western Hemisphere.
The pretty gardens are well kept and encompass the rustic ruins of the farm buildings and old windmill.
Built in the mid-1600s to plans imported from Britain, the abbey includes a few inappropriate features for a tropical island, such as upstairs fireplaces..
Lavishly decorated with Victorian antiques, 17th century Sunbury Plantation is one of the most popular museums on the island.
The first teak and mahogany trees on the island were planted here in 1799, and many are still standing.
The tour ends with a scrumptious Ba jan Lunch at the Sunbury Plantation.
This tour is simply Barbadian Heritage at its best.
Average time: 5 hrs
- Experience true Barbadian culture as you explore the architecture and hear stories from the Pre-emancipation period in Barbados
- Visit St. Nicholas Abbey
- St. Nicholas Abbey
- Visit Sunbury Plantation
- Sunbury Plantation: Lavishly decorated with Victorian antiques.
- 17th Century Sunbury Plantation is one of the most popular museums on the island.
- Experience rich culture and Barbadian history
- Be transported back in time as you relive the Pre-emancipation era in Barbados
- Have a tantalizing Bajan Lunch on the Sunbury Plantation grounds itself.