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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
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If you like to visit sites that offer historical value to your trip, please consider this stop as one of the must while you are in Antigua. The history of the dockyard and how it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cindy G
San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to visit sites that offer historical value to your trip, please consider this stop as one of the must while you are in Antigua. The history of the dockyard and how it came to be, the job it did in the area, how the work was done, and so much more is fascinating to see in person.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit place to go when you go to Antigua, fascinating place to learn about British history, in great surroundings, unfortunately I did not have enough time

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Views of harbour great from Shirley heights but could not get much of a view when in dockyard itself, whole experience was underwhelming, could be done so much better, the tour is pretty basic, bakery is recommended by tour guide but really below par, trinkum gift shops, small museum, altogether disappointing. Hang onto ticket though as gets you upto Shirley... More 

1 Thank Josie T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking was an issue but it was sailing week, however once inside the complex - $8 per person giving access also to Shirley Heights above English harbour this is good value. The museum is well laid out, informative and the many artefacts give a unique insight into Naval life during Lord Nelson's time and the importance of Antigua during the... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent an afternoon walking the Harbor and looking at all the buildings from the Old Paymaster Building to the Governors quarters. Very interesting. Beautiful ships in Harbor. A few places to eat, though one pub I was interested in, was not serving food at 4

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this an unexpected surprise. Well restored, well maintained and a worthwhile museum to help you appreciate the past. We both learned a lot about the past on our visit here.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Plenty of history with museum on site. A number of restaurants and bars. Visit should take no more than 2 hours if you book taxi and want to pre book collection. Once you have brought ticket you can go in and out as you please.

Thank Martin P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interestingly informative tour, especially for British history. Clean, tidy and well laid out. Worth a visit

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very historical harbor fought over by the British and French. Tour guide comes with price of admission and gave a great tour.

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Esher, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the dockyard as part of an island tour and as a consequence wished we could have had more time to enjoy it. Obviously the history and buildings are well worth the 8 USD entrance fee which includes a guided tour which was very informative and familiarises you with the main things to do to explore further at your... More 

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