Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour

4.4
#1 of 38 in Parks in Antigua and Barbuda
Must see · National Park · Nature / Park
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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  • Just to let you all know unfortunately that Nelsons dockyard is closed at the minute due to Covid restrictions  more »
  • This was part of our island tour. It was nice walking around and looking at everything. Seemed like a big place or I was just getting tired. lol  more »
  • A perfect harbour guarding the approaches to the island.plenty of history to find in the barracks which are filled with artefacts dating back to Admiral Nelsons time.Anyone interested in maritime...  more »
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  • Absolutely great historic place full of history. So many original old buildings still in use. We visited here as part of our tour .Some great photo taking spots here. This is a world heritage place. Now used for some very luxurious yachts and home to yacht races in the summer time . Well worth the visit. Restaurants here if needed.
  • A sight to behold, the best of the Caribbean and English heritage. Seeing the big boats was cool. Some touristy shopping to be had just before you go in too. The bakery was good serving nice local bakery foods.
  • This is in a lovely setting with great boats moored in the vicinity but its rather a mixture of old and new. There is rather more too much conversion of old historic buildings into new enterprises such as shops or restaurants and bars, so you lose an impression of the situation in the colonial days. The harbour setting is great and you can see why Admiral Nelson selected this location. The views from the overlooking sites cannot be missed.
  • We live in a refurbished Georgian Dockyard, and were interested to compare the sites. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Antigua, with a variety of restaurants, craft shops and an excellent museum. Recommend about 3 hours to include lunch.
  • A must see. Completely changed since my last visit 23 years ago, and the changes are definitely for the better. The museum's have fascinating facts, and always coming up with something new.

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