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“Amazing views”
Review of Shirley Heights

Shirley Heights
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Shirley Heights Lookout
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Owner description: Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who built the fortifications.
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The view from Shirley Heights is amazing and is a must when visiting Antigua. From the top you get stunning views of English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard. Each Sunday there is party where food and drinks are served and live music in the form of steel drums. The atmosphere is great and very Caribbean overlooking the stunning area of Nelson's Dockyard. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Visit Shirley Heights for incredible views. This is a great place for drinks or a bite to eat, particularly on weekends.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Walked up from Freeman's Bay where we had moored our charter boat. The situation and views are fantastic but we were underwhelmed by the famed "jump-up". Very expensive drinks and indifferent food. Steel band not bad but played covers of contemporary music rather than the authentic SB numbers which we'd hoped to hear. Antiguan folks are genuinely friendly and welcoming but the main objective of Shirley Heights on a Sunday evening seems to be to extract as much money as possible from the tourists, with hordes being shipped in from hotels in busses.

Worth going for the views but if that's what you are looking for then visit during the week when you'll probably have it to yourself

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

From here you can see the beauty of English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard. Postcard perfect! Just what you would expect from such a paradise of an island.

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Everyone goes so its worth going. The view is amazing. foods not bad, rum in punch ok. Music is very lively 2 bands one steal drum and one reggie. We went at the end of the season (last sunday in May) so by 10 ish it was thinning out. its on national park land. so when the parties over, its over, not a bad thing as some people get there at 3pm!

Thank Harry F
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