Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour

4.3
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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Nelson's Dockyard and other English Harbour attractions using our handy English Harbour trip planning site .
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  • Good place to visit. Spare half day to walk around. Pillars restaurant is good. There is a little museum you can visit.  more »
  • History history history..excellent and very nicely kept heritage centre well worth a visit. We would love to live here.  more »
  • A lot of interesting history in one area. The buildings offer a glimpse into the past and the tour guides fill in the details. If you have a chance to see the place from a higher elevation (roadways) ...  more »
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  • How the 'other half' live! It is absolutely stunning and filled with yachts to die for. Maybe in my next life eh!?! Probably the most beautiful place I have ever had a nice cold beer. Will be back on my next visit to Antigua.
  • Well restored historical site. The $8 US entry fee gets you in and a brief tour. We'll, not really a tour but a guide meets your group and gives an informative talk for a couple of minutes. Your entry fee gets you into the museum which isn't spectacular but well worth a visit with several interesting displays of artifacts from the Dockyards. There's multiple places to purchase souvenirs ranging from t shirts and touristy items to upscale clothing and locally made carvings. Also several places to eat or get a cold beverage that range from the elegant at the Admiral's Inn to the quite nice at Copper and Lumber to more casual at the Hot Spot. We had a very refreshing home made ginger beer (non alcoholic) and tasty local cuisine at the Hot Spot and enjoyed chatting with the personable staff and owner.
  • The view was just beautiful. I rode my friends around as they were visiting for the first time!!
  • Great quick tour then allowed us to explore! Had a great time!
  • An amazing historical area on the island. We walked around for at least an hour reading details. The boats that dock here are also beautiful.
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