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All reviews shops and restaurants small museum lots of history shirley heights worth a visit beautiful yachts steeped in history admiral's inn couple of hours interesting place dock yard great place to visit sailing week guided tour super yachts cruise ship national park
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Reviewed yesterday

We understand that it's an Historic Site, but... were not impressed! The taxi ride was very bumpy. For about $8 each, you get to wander around a lot of tourist t shirt stands and several restaurants. And...the museum didn't have much except for models of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Danielle O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did a bus tour from Antiguas Port Of St Johns where our cruise ship the (Marella Celebration) was docked. The tour took us up to Shirley Heights with a fantastic picture stop, then onto Falmouth Harbour and Nelsons dock where there were some beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a couple of hours to wander round the museum and dockyard which was well worth it to get to know some of the history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank taffy_on_the_road
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We first sighted UNESCO World Heritage Site Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour from way above at Shirley Heights then took a cab (it’s a long walk) down to wander the area both that evening and the next day. By night you can see next to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nidgehammer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit Nelsons dockyard by land and sea. The harbor is beautiful and the yachts gorgeous. Walking around the dockyard you could see it had a very interesting history.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank princessoftravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our third time coming here and we always enjoy walking around viewing the historical sites, as well as all the yachts that are moored. We were fortunate to be on hand when the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge had another rowboat come into the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Winnekini
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is such a fun and interesting area to explore! There are restaurants, bars, a hotel, shops and a museum. We had the seafood buffet one night and stopped by for drinks another day. We also explored the museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank xena2542
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having spent two weeks sunning ourselves we visited as our only trip out of the hotel- we’re not ones for tourist destinations. Well worth the visit. It was quiet, it’s really well kept and being part of a still functioning harbour adds to its history....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank R399FGpeterh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great to walk around and soak up the history, love the way they have converted some units into shops. Well worth a visit! Enjoy!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was s not a lot to see in Antigua and I would suggest avoiding the capital. However this is certainly a place to visit and enjoy. If you have a car make sure you get up to Shirley’s Heights to see the brilliant view

Date of experience: February 2019
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January 11, 2019|
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Response from m00seyman | Reviewed this property |
Nelson dockyard the $8 admission fee includes admission to Shirley heights plenty of taxis out side will take you up there most will pick you up and bring back at up at time you want ( pay on pick up ) please bear in mind... More
Sue M
January 6, 2019|
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Response from emilylybe | Reviewed this property |
The day we went everything was closed, even the museum... But we visited a local shop just couple minutes from nelsons dockyard which had beautiful painting and essential oils .
January 2, 2019|
Response from JJH66 | Reviewed this property |
I believe several of the restrooms, if not all, are wheelchair accessible.
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Christina L
New York, USA
Shirley heights ticket for Nelson's Dockyard? (1 Reply)
Hello, can i use my ticket from the Sunday party at Shirley Heights on another day to get into Nelsons Dockyard? Or pay the entrance fee again? Thanks!
April 17, 2017|
Response frommizgeorge|
I believe tickets are valid only for one day. Many people go to Nelson's Dockyard during the day, and then up to Shirley Heights for the late afternoon/evening.
travel cruise dock to Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights (2 Replies)
Best way to get to Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights? Taxi? how much for two? thanks.
December 26, 2017|
Response fromjjgalusha58|
They are not really within walking distance of each other so if you plan on spending time at both I would suggest a tour operator for a 1/2 day or so.
Phoenix, Arizona
taxi from Nelson's Dockyard (2 Replies)
If we take a taxi to Nelson's Dockyard from the cruise ship terminal and have them drop us off to spend a few hours, is there a way to get back to the terminal when we are done? Are there taxi's available at the Dockyard or do we make prior arrangements to get back?
January 27, 2014|
Response frommizgeorge|
There should be plenty of taxis available at Dockyard. Alternatively, arrange for your driver to pick you up for the return journey, in which case, don't pay until then!