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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
Phone Number: (268) 481-5028
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A good half day trip.

The dockyard is full of history and yachts from all over the world. A good walk is up to Fort Berkeley with magnificent views back to the harbour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Essex, UK
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Essex, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The dockyard is full of history and yachts from all over the world. A good walk is up to Fort Berkeley with magnificent views back to the harbour.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Interesting museum, some good craft shops and lots of sailing ships and yachts to view. It gives a good idea of naval life in the late 1700s onwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a must for anyone visiting Antigua. Lots of history and the most beautiful buildings. Make sure to visit the museum and the many restaurants

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Shops were expensive. History is interesting. Lots of walking I have MS so I need less walking. Staff was nice and I believe oral History tours are available

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Loved the history and the trails that were nicely marked. Wear running shoes or trainers, at least - not sandals as going up and down hills can be slippery - and take a camera. The views are spectacular. The restaurant near by is lovely!! A great spot for lunch after the hike!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a must see when visiting Antigua. If you're interested in history, this is the only continually working Georgian Dockyard in the world. If you're not interested in history it's a beautiful harbor with shops, restaurants, bars and lots of charm. There are guides available to share the history with you or you can explore on your own. We... More 

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ATL USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of the only operating Georgian dockyards in the world and well worth a visit. There is an entry fee per person and be careful of all the vendors at the entrance. Never pay full price. Everything is negotiable. Historic buildings abound and there are some good coffee shops and restaurants on site. Do NOT waste your time or money... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I have been here 3 times, I take guests here every time I visit Antigua. It is like a walk back through time, with buildings, ruins, plaques to read that leave you in no doubt what you are looking at. Great places to eat and great views to match. There is a just Wonderful Musuem with good shop attached, plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lots of history here! Small museum and several restored buildings. Some great cafes as well. The harbour is beautiful and even more so at night when it's all lit up! Great place to visit.

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Annan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Quite touristy but some lovely yachts in English Harbour and the history worth discovering................

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