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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
Phone Number: +1 268-481-5021
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Lovely stroll around the harbour!

Such a beautiful historic place filled with some lovely little quaint shops, a small market area, Admirals Museum, restaurants, hotels & bars! Thoroughly recommend a stroll around... read more

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Rochelle M
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful historic place filled with some lovely little quaint shops, a small market area, Admirals Museum, restaurants, hotels & bars! Thoroughly recommend a stroll around here day or night, it's a very special place😀

Thank Rochelle M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love anything history wise so this place did not disappoint, had a guided tour which was very informative, then had a look around ourselves, really enjoyed it

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We duly paid our $8US entrance fee but there isn't that much to see here other than the museum which we spent over an hour in. Fascinating insight into the dockyard's history and the tough life of a sailor. We were staying in Falmouth so arrived before most of the cruise ship tourists so not too busy. We then took... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here on a half-day land tour of Antigua, and it was my favorite stop. I enjoyed the museum, looking at a couple of the gift shops, and just gazing out at the boats that were docked. You can also have a guided tour and learn more about the history of the Dockyard. There were a few restaurants and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great historical site, well maintained and well signposted. Fascinating museum. Also a restaurant and lots of very good shops on the site - the best place we found in Antigua for present buying - also a reasonably priced supermarket (catering mainly to the yachts that dock here and stocking a good selection of rum!)

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unless you are staying on the south side of Antigua this is a bit of a hoof. If you rent a car make sure you have GPS if you can. We used the "map" from the rental agency and saw a little more of the island than we needed to. Going here will expose you to the history of the... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nelson's dockyard and the English harbour has been in existence since the early 1700, and named after Admiral Nelson who was stationed here. It costs $8 us pp to get in but that also includes entrance to Shirley Heights as well.I was expecting a working museum, but whilst the exterior of the buildings have not changed the interiors have been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were on a tour and spent a few hours walking around the area past all of the former military buildings that have now been converted to restaurants, businesses, and even a bakery. The fee was $8 USD and we were given a map pointing out the buildings in the complex and their uses. If you like to visit historical... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the trip! A little know piece of history. Don't forget to see the interactive history of Antigua up the hill as well.

Thank Rob H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I did not have high expectations for Nelson's Dockyard but it was well worth the visit. The location has historic significance. I expected lots of history and tourism, but it was laid back and understated. We wandered and snapped photos. It was very beautiful. We also had a pleasant fish dinner at a harbour restaurant that I can't recall the... More 

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