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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 yesterday

If you love British history and sailing please visit the Dockyard! It a fascinating site that will make you feel as if you were in a Pirate of the Caribbean Movie! Awesome!

Thank ExpertWorldTraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very pretty historic harbour with cafes and restaurants. Very busy when the cruise ships are in, so if you can avoid those times so much the better!

Thank flowersrus
Reviewed 2 days ago

For anyone even remotely interested in history, this is the place to go. If not a history person, go to the beach instead. Last year it was pouring rain so we couldn't do or see much. This year the weather was perfect and we saw...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nelson's dockyard is the original area in English Harbour where Admiral Horatio Nelson wintered his ship and worth a short visit. Now used by yachts.

Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved, loved, loved this place. As were staying right on site, we were lucky enough to enjoy a walk round every single day. So good to see so many old buildings restored and brough back to life, albeit in a different guise. The superyachts...More

Thank ObanTraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an incredible job was done here in saving this amazing piece of Caribbean heritage. It is so easy to see just why this natural harbour became so important to Nelson et al.

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Dockyard on several times during our stay. Great to see Britain doing so well in the TWAC Talisker Interesting to see all the different boats Enjoyed breakfast throughout the week at the Hot Spot café were we always received a warm welcome...More

Thank 121Reddragon3
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed the visit , the installations shop, museum the docks and the beaty of the surrounding , worthwhile visit

Thank Leopoldo K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to go for a piece of history very clean and tidy nice bars and restaurants and of course lovely boats.

Thank Barry A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ever Incredible Nelsons Dockyard know exactly how to make the world observe them as the best organised party place! TWAC Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Rowers started arriving on Friday 12th January 2018 breaking every possible world record, were greeeted on a spectacular scale that only...More

Thank Rochelle M
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Bruce B
January 15, 2018|
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Response from BazzaBear34 | Reviewed this property |
We visited on cruise tour but there were plenty of taxi on site
Bruce B
January 15, 2018|
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Response from J K | Reviewed this property |
Every bus #17 that goes there returns to St John's (unless, possibly, it is the end of the day.) We opted to take the taxi to Shirley Heights but there are frequent buses. They leave St John's when they are full or nearly so... More
November 20, 2017|
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Response from Nockle1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Walk up to the main coastal road Turn right Should be no more than ten mins