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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 3 days ago

Yes you can do shopping here but the real draw is the history of the place. The old navy houses totally look the part and probably pretty much the same as they did back in the 1700s. The museum paints a vivid picture of what...More

Thank machinmad
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a tour of the Nelsons dockyard. Some lovely buildings, a small museum a restaurant and hotel. There was also an area that sold local crafts. Worth a visit and the guide was a bonus

Thank thejessies
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing place well worth seeing, also a lot of nice boats to see there is a lovely bar near the boats

Thank lisbeth p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying locally so visited Nelson's Dockyard several times. Admission is only payable if taking the short guided tour. Even then, $8 won't break the bank! The buildings are beautiful and the little museum fascinating and informative. It is well worth taking the walking...More

Thank Lizzieh62
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see experience for all English people whether you like history or not. This UNESCO Heritage site is sublime, the architecture is gorgeous, the atmosphere just perfect...a touch of colonial - Caribbean with many bars and restaurants for all taste. Admire the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a walk back in time and visit a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lord Horatio Nelson served here, the British fleet was stationed, underwent repairs, hid out from hurricanes here for centuries. The grounds and buildings are beautifully restored. The museum is fascinating for anyone...More

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will enjoy your visit here. It's a must do when touring Antigua. Make sure you bring a camera and good walking shoes.

Thank ImATravelinFool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool place to visit with optional 15 minute guided tour. Ticket entrance combined with Shirley Heights at usd 8 per adult. Interesting and picturesque setting to spend few hours. 3 or 4 lunch options. We had club sandwiches and fish chips etc for usd...More

Thank stwelondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly it was closed when we arrived on our way to Shirley Heights on the Sunday around 5pm but we were still able to walk around and take in the views and beauty of the place. Rich with heritage and would love to return when...More

Thank alison299
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Entry is 10 USD per person. Good amount to see, and walking out to the fort on the point is worth it. We were there about 3 hours including lunch at the hotel which was reasonable value.

Thank Chappers48
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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
23 June 2017|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any signs about closures. I would think it is open year round due to the nice weather and being a World Heritage site
30 April 2016|
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Response from Princess__l0ul0u | Reviewed this property |
No moorings in Nelsons, its quite tight quarters, round the other side in Falmouth there are moorings and space for anchoring, it is a 5 min walk between the 2.