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Nelson's Dockyard

St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
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St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

The shipyard that helped the British to build their empire and sea power maintained and carefully restored. Beautifully situated in the English Harbor with museum-like labeling of historic structures at the same time but a working marina and the site of many shops and and...More

Thank Georgewkay
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best historical naval sites in the whole Caribbean. Lovely site, great walks and views, and the museum is really interesting and is also appealing to kids. Would recommend a visit if you ever go to Antigua and the walk to...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We were there during the Classic sailing regatta. The atmosphere was amazing. The place is visited mostly by English and the near restaurants and environment is having the historical traces of English conquerors. Worth visiting. The only small piece of inconvenience is that there is...More

Thank Vessela T
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A stop on the tour we were on...interesting historical dockyard and present day marina. A museum, a few shops, and a great bakery. Also a hotel and bar. Lot's of history. Nice stop.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We docked at Sunsail for several days with our Moorings charter on the way from St Lucia to St Martin. Initially we anchored outside and had a quite moved evening, very congested. We then went into the harbor at English Harbour and tied up at...More

Thank tsolano
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The history is great, but which such a big area and visitors there is so much more to make out if it, to keep visitors in there for a longer time, there is a restaurant outdated and not cozy, there is a terrace with artificial...More

Thank wouter94
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The dockyard preserve a romantic flair; nice marina; museum interesting but not too reach. Wonderful sightseeing

Thank danlucian
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Nelson's Dockyard to us was one of the best highlights of the PINK PANTHER day trip we didn't have enought time to visit everything there but waht we did see was anazing

Reviewed 22 April 2017

We visited in a few hours off from the cruise ship. It is a lovely place for a quick couple of hours visit or to spend a whole day, especially if you love history. We had a walk around and then coffee/cake by the waterside....More

Thank Moyra E
Reviewed 21 April 2017

What a great place to spend a time wandering around an historic site that has been well preserved and re invented for modern 21st century use. Will definitely try one of the interesting dockyard hotels on a revisit to Antigua.

Thank MikefromRawridge
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Karen R
16 October 2017|
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Response from Kristen M | Reviewed this property |
We took the local bus and it was inexpensive and we really enjoyed interacting with the local people. Your hotel should be able to help. The bus drops you right at the dockyard gates.
7 October 2017|
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Response from Renee194 | Reviewed this property |
Don't forget that there is an entrance fee for Shirley heights and Nelsons Dockyard ! Have a great time.
4 August 2017|
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Response from Chriski M | Reviewed this property |
As per other answer there are numerous operators offering trips to the Dockyard and Shirley Heights. You get access to the dockyard, Shirley heights and the cultural centre ( very near the lookout) Taxi rates can vary... More