Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour

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#1 of 32 in Parks in Antigua and Barbuda
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 Saint Paul Parish attractions using our handy Saint Paul Parish trip planning site .
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  • Full of history, we had it to ourselves, as the cruise ship passengers were leaving as we arrived. Choice of places to eat, not expensive, a couple of souvenir shops, but they seemed expensive and eve...  more »
  • Tread the same paths that one Horatio Nelson possibly walked all those years ago, absorb the history, breath the air(Not the same air) that Nelson and his officers breathed when they were in port, the...  more »
  • Spent a few hours here on a gloriously sunny day. It's a beautiful place, with interesting historical buildings and museum. Make sure you try the tasty local patties and sweet pastries from the Bakery...  more »
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  • Interesting place, good tee shirts, nautical souvenirs, and cool colonial styled buildings. The only con is that basically you have to pay eight bucks to buy souvenirs. Kind of strange. Other than that it was pretty cool.
  • I am lead to believe that Nelson hated the island, due to the fact that in his day it was disease ridden, any one posted there had a very limited life expectancy. Now of course all has changed, Nelsons dock yard is a well preserved time capsule & well wroth a visit.
  • Best preserved historical site in Antigua
  • Very cool place to learn about History. It very interesting to learn about how things got done back then. Very clean well maintained.
  • Interesting historical site. Beautiful location. Friendly people and good food.

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