Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour

#1 of 39 in Parks in Antigua and Barbuda
Must see · World heritage site · National Park · Nature / Park
Dating back to the Georgian era, Nelson's Dockyard offers visitors numerous sightseeing opportunities, as well as restaurants, shops, and a museum. Built in the late 17th century, the dockyard carries the name of Admiral Horatio Nelson, who lived in the area in the 1780s. History buffs rarely miss paying a visit to the scenic marina, restored in the 1950s after years of abandonment. Browse the arts and crafts shops, admire examples of Georgian architecture, and explore the museum to view numerous items and relics from the dockyard's history. Work out when and for how long to visit Nelson's Dockyard and other English Harbour attractions using our handy English Harbour trip planning site.
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  • Beautiful part of history. Was a bit expensive to get in but it was great to see the area, enjoy a cappuccino and take in some history. It was also great to see it in real life having seen its beauty....  more »
  • We combined a trip to Nelson’s Dockyard with a visit to Shirley Heights, so didn’t get there until 4.30, just before it closed. However we had the place to ourselves and we stayed for over an hour...  more »
  • Absolutely great historic place full of history. So many original old buildings still in use. We visited here as part of our tour .Some great photo taking spots here. This is a world heritage place. Now used for some very luxurious yachts and home to yacht races in the summer time . Well worth the visit. Restaurants here if needed.
  • A sight to behold, the best of the Caribbean and English heritage. Seeing the big boats was cool. Some touristy shopping to be had just before you go in too. The bakery was good serving nice local bakery foods.

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