The Blockhouse

The Blockhouse, Antigua: Hours, Address, The Blockhouse Reviews: 4/5

The Blockhouse
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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badrax
Fort Lauderdale, FL1,224 contributions
High point
Apr 2021 • Family
This was literally the high point , with views all around and great fresh sea air
Amazing photos and history to soak in
Written 3 April 2021
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JoeNathan9249
Saint Paul, MN5,092 contributions
Great views, lots of history
Jan 2020
Beautiful views. Lots of history. It helps if you have a knowledgeable tour guide. The history of this island, like many others, involves lots of back and forth between nations.
Written 23 February 2020
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Reslysten54
Vienna, VA1,694 contributions
Nice view & Clapton's house
Feb 2020 • Solo
If you are a Cream fan you will want to visit this place. But you won't get close to Clapton's grand house that blends into the distant peninsula.

Otherwise, the view is nice, but second to Shirley Heights. The ruins of the military buildings are fenced off, in decay, and lack interpretation.
Written 4 February 2020
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,639 contributions
Good views
Jan 2020
We visited Antigua on a cruise ship, from which we did a tour which stopped at the Blockhouse, amongst other places. This site was part of the island's defences, with ruins of soldier quarters remaining here today. There are good views across the Atlantic.
Written 18 January 2020
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top-trippers
Heswall, UK523 contributions
Mainly for military history buffs
Nov 2019
A lot of tours make another photo-stop here on the way to Shirley Heights and the Naval Dockyard. You can meander around the remains of a fort, but you need to do your research or have a guide to properly appreciate these. There are other viewing points and I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.
Written 14 January 2020
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PNEPete
Leyland, UK1,944 contributions
Average
Dec 2019
Visited as part of a trip, have been before but got some decent photos, 'Eric Claptons' Home was the main talking point as it bended in with the surroundings.
Just a normal touristy stop for views and photos while on way to Nelsons Dockyard.
Written 5 January 2020
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kimbayley
Beaulieu, UK325 contributions
STUNNING VIEWS
Oct 2019
Less history, more amazing viewppoint. Would not have missed this experience. There are the remains of some once incredible military buildings, but it really is the view that takes your breath away.
Written 12 November 2019
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_phylbedwards
Clifton, NJ14 contributions
Another Piece of History
Jul 2019
Yet another site to see. Visiting the Blockhouse was another heartwarming experience. It's another piece of history that brings you that much closer to your ancestors. A must see.
Written 7 August 2019
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Queen4lyfe
Sicklerville, NJ79 contributions
Cool Trip
May 2019 • Couples
We visited this site as part of our excursion. Nothing all that great about it. The water in the bathrooms wasnt working. But it was cool to learn the history. Even got to see Eric Clapton's estate.
Written 4 June 2019
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bdon257
Morpeth, UK4,817 contributions
Stunning viewpoint
Feb 2019 • Couples
We visited here as part of an island tour to see the remains of the historic Blockhouse, a former armoury and arsenal. This building has stood for centuries and has survived many hurricanes. The views from here are 360 degree right across this part of the island and you can see the Caribbean home of Eric Clapton from here. A great place to see a panoramic view.
Written 10 March 2019
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