Shirley Heights, English Harbour

4.2
#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Antigua and Barbuda
Revel in the weekly festivities and views from Shirley Heights. Every Sunday evening, a steel drum band soundtracks a delicious barbecue, complete with dancing and colorful sunsets. After sundown, local party bands will entertain you right through the evening, attracting tourists and locals alike, and providing plenty of opportunities to mingle and socialize. Most visitors bring their cameras to capture the views and sunsets. Shirley Heights is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, English Harbour Edition.
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  • This is must see if you are in Antigua. If you are at north of the island either rent a car (need to be careful, driving in Antigua is not for everyone) or take a taxi to go there. Historical place wi...  more »
  • This is where you want to go to get those picturesque views of the island. It's like your own live background. Small entrance fee on one side of this attraction. Grab your camera and capture the best ...  more »
  • Go on a safari and visit Shirley Heights an ex British vantage point in days gone by, marvelous views of Antigua Nelsons Dockyard and Falmouth Harbour all British connections from the past.  more »
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  • This is definitely my favorite place in Antigua. The views are mesmerizing, food is always good, the people are nice, I always have a blast one the live show start. Prepare yourself to be dancing the night away!!!
  • Sunday evening on Shirley Heights is the well known BBQ and Steel Band evening. It really is worth a visit. Lots of people, music, food and drink! Little bit of a tourist trap, but your choice to buy trinkets etc. View is spectacular at night and in the day. If you have the time go you won't be disappointed.
  • Lots of food and drinks and good prices. The steel drum and reggae bands sounded great. The view from the top of the mountain was incredible.
  • Spectacular place with a view to the bay. Great place to spend good evening with friends or family
  • Wow! Wow! Wow! Spectacular views of the sunset Free access on Thursdays. At sunset, they have a band, BBQ, a bar, it's pretty cool
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