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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
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This place is truely amazing, we loved our visit here. Visiting Antigua was our first holiday together, we are so glad we made our visit to Nelsons Dockyard.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is truely amazing, we loved our visit here. Visiting Antigua was our first holiday together, we are so glad we made our visit to Nelsons Dockyard.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice refurbished to include shops and restaurants in old brick buildings where the brick was ballast in sailing vessels. It is also the welcome area for the transatlantic rowers with a couple of their boats. A well spent couple of hours excluding any lunch hour break.

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Bristol, England
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to spend a couple of hours wandering around this historic and atmospheric site especially dropping off for a beer or some lunch for a "sit down". Lord Nelson and the sailors posted there hated the place!

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Thank N17SHO
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely few hour wandering around here. Very interesting to see the old buildings, and some beautiful yachts. Had lunch at the Wardroom. Very nice and relaxed atmosphere. X

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Thank Charlotte243
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent way of seeing a little history of Antiqua. There are many historical museums to visit as well as a few restaurants/bakery to sample local dishes. Not overly pricey..

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A 15 minute walk from Pigeon beach. Old British dockyard partly restored. Great museum for fans of RN and Nelson. Spectacular views across the bay.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think it is commendable that this site has been renovated and saved from whatever alternative fate it was faced with. It is a piece of history but it has been sanitised and manicured and looks nothing like it did in the past. Plastic grass hardly adds to the authenticity. This is a Disney version of history. It certainly is... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been looking forward to visiting this site as soon as cruise booked as family has previously visited a few years ago and being a lover of history, architecture and photography I thought I was going to be in for a treat. However I was immensely disappointed to find that it had become little more than a shopping village. Almost... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I got there "by accident" - I was diving in the English Harbor, and happened to be near the dockyard. So decided to pay a visit... The place itself is nice, but it requires a lot of imagination (or a great guide?) to make it come alive for you, as it were 200+ years ago... A couple of old stone... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had planned on going here but almost decide not to when we were told it was an $80 cab-ride (return). In the end we decided to go and were glad we did...it ended up being one of the highlights of the trip. The views are spectacular, tons of history, things to see and a great place to have a drink.

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