Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
Dating back to the Georgian era, Nelson's Dockyard offers visitors numerous sightseeing opportunities, as well as restaurants, shops, and a museum. Built in the late 17th century, the dockyard carries the name of Admiral Horatio Nelson, who lived in the area in the 1780s. History buffs rarely miss paying a visit to the scenic marina, restored in the 1950s after years of abandonment. Browse the arts and crafts shops, admire examples of Georgian architecture, and explore the museum to view numerous items and relics from the dockyard's history. Plan your Nelson's Dockyard visit and explore what else you can see and do in Saint Paul Parish using our Saint Paul Parish travel itinerary planner.
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  • Nelson' dockyard has been restored to an incredible standard and is a UNESCO world heritage site now. I loved the way all the buildings have been restored with active businesses and there is a museum ...  read more »
  • In my view this is the single best attraction in Antigua for anybody remotely interested in history or the Caribbean. 
  • Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Not sure what the deal is but as we were staying in a nearby hotel (the Antigua Yacht Club) the entrance fee was waved. The tour isn't really up to much a ni...  read more »
  • Beautiful and historic area to see! We went here with a taxi service on the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas and it was wonderful. Highly recommended to see when you are visiting.
  • Small but a nice half-day out. If you have visited Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in the UK, you will recognise the buildings, although these have palm trees and verandahs! There are some small shops for gifts and folod (the bakery is worth a visit) as well as the Copper and Lumber Hotel for lunch and drinks. Lovely views over English Harbour from the dock. The ticket price includes access to Shirley Heights and Fort Berkley. The former will need a car or taxi to visit as it is the other side of English Harbour. The latter is a short, but hilly, walk (has a dozen steps or so too) but well worth the 10 - 15 minute walk to admire the views.
  • Amazing place. Very peaceful and the great toreguide was very helpful. Not much there but great to take in the history
  • A good place for a walk around and to find out about some of Antigua's history. Well kept and some nice restaurants and bars here too.
  • Great historical sights and nice view
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