Appleton

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Introduction

Appleton, an inland town in the Siloah Valley 35 mi/55 km west of Montego Bay, is the home of Wray and Nephew's Appleton Estate, where one of Jamaica's leading rums has been made since 1749. You can tour the distillery, watch a video showing how sugarcane is transformed into rum and sample the goods. Several tour companies offer excursions that include the Appleton Estate. The tours usually include a buffet lunch and rum tasting. You can see the estate on your own, as well, but if you are not going as part of a group and wish to have lunch, you should call ahead to make arrangements.

Just west of Appleton are the YS Falls, a series of eight cascades that fall 120 ft/37 m. You get to the cascades by taking a tractor-drawn trailer ride across pastureland. There's also a place to swim or picnic and a fantastic tree house—children will love it.

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