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Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who built the fortifications.
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English Harbour, Antigua
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All reviews steel band sunday night live music watch the sunset beautiful sunset great view great music great party rum punch great night jerk chicken party atmosphere ribs sunset party food and drinks worth the trip nelson's dockyard
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My wife and I were in Antigua for a long weekend, and we like to drive around. While we were in English Harbour one evening someone mentioned to us to head up the Shirley Heights for the sunset, so close to sunset we headed up....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank islandboy4ever
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is supposedly the place to go to see a fantastic sunset and meet locals but unfortunately the have started to charge locals to get in so the turn up much later. Everyone was jostling for position to take photos of the sunset only to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went by taxi 6 persons, cost us $20US each, 10 US more each to go in $2.50 US for a can of coke, if you wanted to eat there were about 50 persons ahead of you and no where to sit . The steel...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bongie2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Save your time and just go there any other day. Great view worth seeing. But if you like be hawked by peddlers and average barbecue then have at it.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tharrison310
Reviewed 4 days ago

The view of this attraction says it all. It is an absolute must if you ever visit this island. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank фото ф
Reviewed 6 days ago

went there on a tour. it was one of the hightlight of it.it is a rare photos opertunity.there is also a little interpretation centre that is interesting to visite.there is 3 stops to visit on the way up. 2 on the carabean side and one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eric b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place to catch a sunset! There is a bar and restaurant, although we haven't tried the restaurant yet. We've made the trek up the mountain a few times, and it never ceases to amaze!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank High_Cs_Sailing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a fantastic place to visit on a Sunday. Had a real party atmosphere and great food and drink. Steel band was amazing and all overlaid with an unbelievable sunset 🌅

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank major_riot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highest point on the island and the place to go for both panoramic views and the sunset. Also the place to go on Sunday afternoons when they have a festival with food, bands, and cocktails

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ItsKimagain
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from Shirley Heights is spectacular. The Sunset is best I have seen so far. The music and food is also spectacular. We had a great time both times we were there.

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 23, 2019|
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Response from epl23 | Reviewed this property |
$10 if you arrive by car, 0 if you arrive by foot. I believe it’s per person and not per car. Bbq plates for $10-13 US. Go before sunset to catch the steel drums and stay for the reggae band afterwards! I hired a taxi to... More
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Response from GinaSunfish | Reviewed this property |
We heard a 40 piece steel drum bands play there on Sunday nights. They charge a fee to attend. They have food trucks on site already no with vendors. Hear it is crowded on most Sunday nights. Locals also said Thursday... More
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