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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
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the pink panther

Nelson's Dockyard to us was one of the best highlights of the PINK PANTHER day trip we didn't have enought time to visit everything there but waht we did see was anazing

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dartouth
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32 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nelson's Dockyard to us was one of the best highlights of the PINK PANTHER day trip we didn't have enought time to visit everything there but waht we did see was anazing

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited in a few hours off from the cruise ship. It is a lovely place for a quick couple of hours visit or to spend a whole day, especially if you love history. We had a walk around and then coffee/cake by the waterside. We could have spent longer but unfortunately time didn't allow for us so we didn't... More 

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Honiton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place to spend a time wandering around an historic site that has been well preserved and re invented for modern 21st century use. Will definitely try one of the interesting dockyard hotels on a revisit to Antigua.

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Elmira, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nelson's Dockyard is still a working marina, with quite a few impressive yachts docked the day we visited. Self-guiding tour with brochure and interpretive signs; US$8 per person entry includes Shirley Heights/Dow's Hill as well. A few dining options are right onsight.

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Niagara
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make this a place to visit if you are in Antigua! Buildings to tour, restaurant, bakery and of course the ships coming into dock. Really lovely.

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South East
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was really looking forward to visiting Nelson's Dockyard, but disappointed to find most of the buildings converted into restaurants and shops. There were plenty of historical facts dotted around but it would have been nice to see some buildings restored and kept as original.

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Thank SPHSouthEast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like old buildings, history and very nice boats this is well worth a visit. We went when not all the businesses were open but still had an enjoyable time. We stopped for lunch at Admiral's Inn which is on the pricey end but had a nice view over the water and the food was good. This would be... More 

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Thank Carrie E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit when in English Harbour. Gives you an insight into the history of the area with many buildings still intact, a museum and artefacts and orientation panels galore. Lets you into the workings of a 18th century working Dockyard, from ship building and repair, command structure and hierarchy and the importance of the area to the British navy.... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would not rush to see this place, or got too far out of my way, but glad we found the time while in the area. It's a nice piece of history, there are some good places to eat and drink, and you can take a look at some of the cruising sailboats loading up on supplies in the mini-store... More 

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Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nelson's Dockyard is a unique monument. During the 17 and 18th century English Harbour including Nelson's Dockyard was developed into Britain's main naval base in the Eastern Caribbean. Many interesting buildings to view including the Museum which details all the history of the dockyard.

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