Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour

4.3
#1 of 42 in Parks in Antigua and Barbuda
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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  • Historic area with very interesting buildings gown by the harbor. Nice view of the harbor. They have restaurants, but we had already eaten. There are also a few shops. I did have a rum punch and enjoy...  more »
  • Part of The Great Britain in the Caribbean: British architecture, red telephone booths, ship's guns. Everything is very clean and well-groomed. But because of this it is not clear where the new-year- and where the old. Some of the buildings were given to restaurants/hotel. Just a walk around the village will be enough fifteen minutes, for a full study it takes a couple of hours.
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  • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Nelson's Dockyard is idyllic. It sets you back a few hundred years and gives you a first hand taste of life at one of Antigua's most well preserved forts. Although the museum is small it's a must do for insight into operations of Nelson's Dockyard. Take a stroll. Visit Copper and Lumber for lunch. Experience Antigua's sailing week.
  • Amazingly preserved historical harbour, which is also fully functional. You get both tourists and sailors mooring in different parts of the marina. It's very pleasant to walk around and also sit down there for dinner or coffee. I truly enjoyed the place and returned there few times over the time we stayed in the area. You'll have to buy a tourist pass first, but then you can return multiple times even in the next days, so don't worry about that.
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