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St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway ride!


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Up in the highlands of Northern Barbados

about 750 ft. above sea level -lies a small privately-owned railway

that began accommodating visitors and locals for train rides.

This service started in January 2019, and I finally made it

in November 2019.

 

Here's a short YouTube clip of the ride.

 

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They prefer you to book online ahead of time

which we did the very same morning we went up there

but you can also book weeks or months ahead

on their easily navigable ticket website at

https://snahr.com/tickets

 

Adults pay Bds. $ 60 = U.S. $ 30 and kids pay less.

 

Pleasant-enough surroundings, nice landscaping -

and there's a gift shop and cafe near to the train station!

Take your camera!!

 

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6 hours ago, latraveller said:

Did you take a cab from Bridgetown?  

How long was the trip to reach them?

 

I live on the island -just East of Bridgetown

I have my own car, so the two ladies and I drove ourselves up there.

It was Sunday morning easy-going traffic, so it only took me 1/2 hour or so

Plus I knew exactly where I was going!

It might take more like 40-45 mins. during the week.

 

You'll need to get a local taxi guy who knows where Nicholas Abbey is

up in the remote highlands of St. Peter parish.
If he doesn't know, get another driver who does know!

 

How much? is he gonna charge you

for taking you there, waiting for you, and then taking you back,

or onwards on a tour of the East Coast ... is another matter.

 

I suggest you arrange an island tour

that includes the train-ride stop (1 hr.)

 

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AT the top end of the train-ride (fabulous Cherry Tree Hill view included!)

the engine needs to do a rotation on a turntable: interesting.

You get to see and even participate if you want to.

 

Those two pics above ^ show the engine on the turntable!

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On 11/8/2019 at 5:15 PM, Aplmac said:

AT the top end of the train-ride (fabulous Cherry Tree Hill view included!)

the engine needs to do a rotation on a turntable: interesting.

You get to see and even participate if you want to.

 

Those two pics above ^ show the engine on the turntable!

Do you know if anyone is offering small tours (mini van) from cruise ship terminal to the train/Abby?  Since this is a new attraction I am hoping some entrepreneur has come up with an island tour with a stop over for the train ride.  

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This attraction only started up January this year

so that sort of Good Idea may not yet have evolved?

but I'm not sure about that either.

 

You could always get together 3 or 4 couples of similar interest

to engage a mini-van for the day/half-day and let him know your wishes!

 

Train runs on an established schedule at def. times

so you may want to check their booking website, and act accordingly...

 

https://snahr.com/

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Book tickets here. Link below.

 

Choose suitable time of day.

Would suggest times between 10 a.m. if you're an early mover

and 2 p.m. latest! because you have to get back to the ship!!!

 

We did the 11 a.m. tour (takes an hour)

- but doing the house tour as well will extend that.

 

Suggest you aim for 11 a.m. -or just after lunch (1:30?)

 

https://snahr.com/tickets

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