Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour

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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. 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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  • August 12, 2017
    We were staying locally so visited Nelson's Dockyard several times. Admission is only payable if taking the short guided tour. Even then, $8 won't break the bank! The buildings are beautiful and the l...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This is a must see experience for all English people whether you like history or not. This UNESCO Heritage site is sublime, the architecture is gorgeous, the atmosphere just perfect...a touch of colon...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Take a walk back in time and visit a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lord Horatio Nelson served here, the British fleet was stationed, underwent repairs, hid out from hurricanes here for centuries. The gr...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 28, 2017
    Best preserved historical site in Antigua
  • March 16, 2017
    Very cool place to learn about History. It very interesting to learn about how things got done back then. Very clean well maintained.
  • May 6, 2017
    Interesting historical site. Beautiful location. Friendly people and good food.

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