Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour

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#1 of 42 in Parks in Antigua and Barbuda
Must see · World heritage site · National Park · Nature / Park
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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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  • What a beautiful historical setting Just lovely to spend time in the lush setting. Because the historical setting is still so intact it transports you back to a different time. Lovely restaurants... 
    What a beautiful historical setting Just lovely to spend time in the lush setting. Because the historical setting is still so intact it transports you back to a different time. Lovely restaurants...  more »
  • OK. So there is an element of tenuous link here. But Nelson was stationed here from 1784 in the Boreas. His time in Antigua was difficult. He ran into problems enforcing the Navigation Act introduced....  more
    OK. So there is an element of tenuous link here. But Nelson was stationed here from 1784 in the Boreas. His time in Antigua was difficult. He ran into problems enforcing the Navigation Act introduced....  more »
  • Great historical site with good small museum and nice bars etc. Spray with bug spray if planning to sit on lawn areas. 
    Great historical site with good small museum and nice bars etc. Spray with bug spray if planning to sit on lawn areas.  more »
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  • An excellent area to see period buildings. Well maintained. And still being actively used every day. A lovely area.
  • Love this place. Can feel the history oozing from the surrounding Fort and buildings. My grandparents came from English Harbour, so feel connected
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  • The whole area is really cool. Lots of history. Look for the racing trophy for the best American Boat. Painkiller Racing is us!
  • A really nice looking place. We had a walking tour which was informative. Tried the bakery, but it was late in the day and the shelves were thin.

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