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Shirley Heights

English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Shirley Heights Lookout
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Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who built the fortifications.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steel band” (332 reviews)
“sunday night” (169 reviews)
“live music” (62 reviews)
English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A must for Sundays and Thursdays as they have music playing!!!! Stunning views and an amazing atmosphere!!!! Excellent drinks too!!!! This is a MUST!!!!

Thank carslates1971
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Well worth the trip up the steep roads. We took a tour of the island and this was a part of the tour. Breathtaking views.

Thank Page1977
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Its one of those holiday things that just have to be done! Love it or hate it, the place will be heaving, the music will be playing, go with the flow, enjoy it, indulge in the BBQ the food is delicious, relax you're on holiday!

1  Thank LindzHants
Reviewed 29 December 2016

While this has breathtaking views of the Harbor, do yourself a favor and go up when there isn't an evening "party" which you get the feeling is full of 12-deck cruise ship passengers who pig out on overpriced food and beverages and make it hard...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The weekly sunset party is a must. There are calypso and reggae bands, bar and BBQ - both a bit pricey. Place becomes very busy as a lot of the yachtspeople from Nelsons dockyard make their way up there. We also visited on another day...More

Thank Lin4847
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This excursion was sold to us as a 'street party'. The view would have been fantastic had people moved to let others see. It was packed with people enjoying a drink. The overall area is quite small. There was a couple of table top stalls...More

1  Thank sue_dunks
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We enjoyed this stop on our cruise ship excursion. From here can be seem the English Harbour and also Nelson's Dockyard.

Thank andrewlgc
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Came here on a tour through a cruise ship. The view of Nelson's Dockyard from here is great, but there isn't much to do other than that. I went and explored the nearby graveyard and ruins after about 5 minutes of picture taking. Probably worth...More

1  Thank Bruce A
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Hire a car and visit in your own time Your ticket for Nelsons Dockyard gets you in here as well Enjoy

Thank Dave664_54
Reviewed 23 December 2016

After reading multiple reviews on must do's while Antigua, Shirley heights made the list. We arrived about an hour before sunset and grabbed some drinks from the bar inside the first building as you arrive. The place fills up fast and before the sun had...More

Thank jfswood
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23 June 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We hired a driver to show us around. It was $200 USD for the entire day which we split amongst three of us. It was the best way to tour as the driver stopped for us to beach it and snorkle and he also took us to a local... More
20 May 2017|
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Response from SUNNYBUNNY566 | Reviewed this property |
Don't go there if there are ships in port way to crowded no seats. I went on Sunday it was crowded without ships i can't imagine how crowded it would have been , it is a walk to get back to your taxi . Go on the Excellence... More
16 April 2017|
Response from 739fran | Reviewed this property |
We visited during the day and for the Sunday evening barbeque. The gift shop was open both times, but there were far more vendors Sunday evening. Sorry, but we missed seeing the museum.