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Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Knowledgeable staff, good views and informative presentation

Included in the price you pay to visit Shirley Heights and a must visit! Great history of the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
LKCS18
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Great views

As part of our island tour we had a quick stop here for pictures and to enjoy the view of Nelsons... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
T7882QTjamess
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Reno, Nevada
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Multimedia exhibitions on the island's history, from the American Indian inhabitants to British colonialism to today.
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English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-2777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ended up here by accident really as we chose this instead of beach time on a tour. Really interesting presentation about the history of Antigua. I learned that there were people there before the sugar plantations. Stunning views of Shirley Heights and English Harbour from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WoodstockJack2013
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is a fort that has been converted to an interpretation center. It was interesting to a point, but there wasn't a lot to see. The interpretation center normally shows a 15 minute video about the history of the fort and surrounding area. Unfortunately for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jim954
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We were there on a Sunday just before lunch in August and it was closed. While I understand that it is a quiet time in the region and it might not worth it to be open year round it was not clear it would be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Included in the price you pay to visit Shirley Heights and a must visit! Great history of the island and lovely views of Falmouth and English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LKCS18
Reviewed 11 June 2018

An excellent audio-visual presentation on Antiguan history, and some good views of the dockyards and out to sea. The guide from the Centre gave an informative overview of how the signal stations worked, incorporating Shirley Heights, Dow’s Hill and Nelson Dockyard, as well as of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MeredithAussie
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We visited as part of the Pink Panther tour from the Verandah. Gorgeous views and interesting video about the island’s history.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TinkerB33
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

As part of our island tour we had a quick stop here for pictures and to enjoy the view of Nelsons dock yard.There are bathrooms and a short video about the history of the island. The building and facilities are worn and dated but you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank T7882QTjamess
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great Centre which explains and animates a little of the Islands history & heritage in a short but entertaining 15 minute presentation. Well worth a visit and the views from the interpretation Centre are just as good as elsewhere in Shirley Heights.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Qwertyv
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The views from the observation areas overlooking the harbor are awesome, but the 15 minutes audio visual presentation is a bit outdated. Some good information when you can hear the audio portion.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 526sheilas
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here, especially the multi media presentation inside. Good views from the overlook.

Date of experience: March 2018
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