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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
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Walk back through History

As part of out tour of Antigua, our guide conducted a tour of Nelson's Dockyard. A real period piece of Georgian history, the dockyard is still in use and very active. Some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Woodstock, Maryland

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Woodstock, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As part of out tour of Antigua, our guide conducted a tour of Nelson's Dockyard. A real period piece of Georgian history, the dockyard is still in use and very active. Some of the buildings are real period pieces of Georgian architecture and, even alone, are worth the time to consider and enjoy.

Thank studebhawk
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth planning an afternoon visit. The place is well kept and the history shows through. It's easy to imagine back to the great days of the royal navy just wandering around here. Plenty of restaurants to stay here well into the evening, and a small ferry can take you across to Antigua slipway just across the harbour.

Thank Robert L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're visiting Shirley Heights, which I highly recommend, you'll see Nelson's Dockyard. Have a look around the town and have lunch at one of the restaurants as there are lots of good options. We went to Pillar's and it was awesome.

Thank Melanie H
Normal, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A world heritage site. Informative guides who speaks good understandable English. Has buildings built with the original ballasts downloaded from the sailing ships which were replaced with rum, mollasses and sugar on its way back to the United Kingdom during the height of the English power and sea supremacy in the eighteenth century. Has the original equipment and buildings for... More 

Thank nenf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum here deserves a few hours of your vacation. The shops are fun and there are great restaurants, views and some hiking trails as well. Definitely walk our to Fort Charlotte--definitely a hidden gem!

Thank Amanda S
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Nelsons Dockyard after a trip to Shirley Heights. It cost $8 and adult (kids free) for entry to both but it was worth the price. Car parking is limited and the car park was very busy when we arrived. Entry tickets can be bought then there is a selection of stalls selling souvenirs. There are several buildings all... More 

Thank Jollyroger560
Angles, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sunshine, good food, not too busy, an excellent museum and beautiful yachts. What more could anyone want?

Thank Jill W
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had hired a jeep to get lost exploring the Island. It was mid day as we drove into the English harbour, we parked the jeep and walked and talked to a few locals then felt the need to have a cold drink and thought Cloggys on the first floor looked interesting. The first real cold beer we had tasted... More 

Thank rkyme
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really historic location that really evokes a sense of national pride for brits. Rewind a couple of hundred years and you realise how tough life must have been in many ways especially if you can get out to the surrounding forts. Nowadays the buildings have been restored and the hotel and bar are really pleasant. If you are a... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxed dockyard with a mixture of historical remains intergrated with the superyacht . Helpful staff and places to relax and eat. Stunning views and is an easy walk from there to Falmouth Harbour

Thank Derek T

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