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Nelson's Dockyard

St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
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St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Take the short tour offered, our guide was great & no reason not to, unless you have to wait. Went late afternoon & highly advise as no crowd & not hot. Quick understanding of the naval history of Antigua & the yachting draw.

Thank arcaton
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

It's definitely worth a visit to understand the history of the British involvement in Antigua . The museum gives you plenty of information which is great . There are a few bars and a good restaurant. Can get very busy when the cruise tours are...More

Thank johnbowen87
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We went to Nelson's Dockyard as part of a tour from our cruise ship, so it was a short visit. It is a small well kept area with a good museum and nice views. Well worth a visit.

Thank grotbags
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We took a trip around the Island on a speed boat which was amazing and saw many beautiful things and sites. One of them was Nelson's Dockyard and Stingray City, both breath taking places and well worth seeing

Thank Jon Y
Reviewed 28 March 2017

As part of out tour of Antigua, our guide conducted a tour of Nelson's Dockyard. A real period piece of Georgian history, the dockyard is still in use and very active. Some of the buildings are real period pieces of Georgian architecture and, even alone,...More

Thank studebhawk
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Well worth planning an afternoon visit. The place is well kept and the history shows through. It's easy to imagine back to the great days of the royal navy just wandering around here. Plenty of restaurants to stay here well into the evening, and a...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 26 March 2017

If you're visiting Shirley Heights, which I highly recommend, you'll see Nelson's Dockyard. Have a look around the town and have lunch at one of the restaurants as there are lots of good options. We went to Pillar's and it was awesome.

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 25 March 2017

A world heritage site. Informative guides who speaks good understandable English. Has buildings built with the original ballasts downloaded from the sailing ships which were replaced with rum, mollasses and sugar on its way back to the United Kingdom during the height of the English...More

Thank nenf
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The museum here deserves a few hours of your vacation. The shops are fun and there are great restaurants, views and some hiking trails as well. Definitely walk our to Fort Charlotte--definitely a hidden gem!

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We visited Nelsons Dockyard after a trip to Shirley Heights. It cost $8 and adult (kids free) for entry to both but it was worth the price. Car parking is limited and the car park was very busy when we arrived. Entry tickets can be...More

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5 August 2017|
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Response from Chriski M | Reviewed this property |
As per other answer there are numerous operators offering trips to the Dockyard and Shirley Heights. You get access to the dockyard, Shirley heights and the cultural centre ( very near the lookout) Taxi rates can vary... More
23 June 2017|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any signs about closures. I would think it is open year round due to the nice weather and being a World Heritage site
30 April 2016|
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Response from Princess__l0ul0u | Reviewed this property |
No moorings in Nelsons, its quite tight quarters, round the other side in Falmouth there are moorings and space for anchoring, it is a 5 min walk between the 2.