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Shirley Heights

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Address: English Harbour, Antigua
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Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who...

Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who built the fortifications.

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Shirley Heights Lookout

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Incredible views with a bit of history

The views from the Heights allow you to see about half of Antigua including amazing views into Falmouth and English Harbour. If you enjoy getting incredible pictures in an only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Pretty expensive to get into the jump up but the sunset was spectacular. The drinks in plastic cups were highly priced and the stalls selling trinkets a bit tacky. Glad I've done it but won't bother again.

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Thank jilleyles
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views from this attraction are beautiful, but the Sunday night BBQ is a zoo. We were told it was a "must do," and took a cab from our hotel and agreed on a 2 1/2 hr. return. That was a big mistake, as we were ready to go after about 1/2 hr. The sunset views are very pretty. There... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views from the Heights allow you to see about half of Antigua including amazing views into Falmouth and English Harbour. If you enjoy getting incredible pictures in an only slightly touristy site, go for it. There isn't much else there (unless you go on Sunday evenings for the steel drum party) but the view could hold your eye for... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You must go here, the views of Nelsons dock yard as the sun is setting is awesome, whilst the sun is going down, you hear the steel band playing. We had great food and danced to a rich band. This is a must! You have to go.

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Thank Rosie A
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views from the top are outstanding! There is a really nice view of 360 from the top - really good educational piece behind it too. Very nice and breezy, with plenty of room for people to walk around and admire different views of that part of the island! Now I understand why people love it so much! I love... More 

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Thank Greg R
New York
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Sunday night party at Shirley Heights. Food and drinks were pretty good, the view and sunset are amazing but the steel band was the highlight! Some tips / suggestions - we drove ourselves there from Jolly Harbour - beautiful drive on Fig Tree Drive, not at all scary or difficult to drive, even later when it was dark. We... More 

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Thank Puravida2011NewYork
Antigua
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quick easy drive from English harbour. It is a stunning view of Antigua and neighbouring islands if the weather is right. It is THE place to watch the sun go down.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful views and quite amazing for watching the sun set. Very close to Falmouth Harbour and English.

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Thank Carol552017
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Mixed review on this excursion as the views are amazing and the atmosphere Fantastic however the food is basic, unless you get slightly pissed the evening can drag on as there is nothing to do but drink and listen to the steel band.

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Thank Miles C
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really good view of English Harbour and the surrounding countryside. Take your camera and if you fancy a drink or buying a trinket or two there are vendors on site.

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