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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
Phone Number: (268) 481-5021
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Fantastic area of historical significance

My wife, friends and I visited Nelson's Dockyard recently, it has been restored to its former glory to the extent that you feel that you are stepping back in time. We were lucky... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Telford, United Kingdom

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Telford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife, friends and I visited Nelson's Dockyard recently, it has been restored to its former glory to the extent that you feel that you are stepping back in time. We were lucky enough to be there when the UK injured war veterans were finishing their trans-Atlantic row. To get the feel of the history of Antigua and its importance... More 

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited as part of a P&O excursion and had a wonderful lobster lunch at the quayside. The site is well preserved and in a lovely location. As part of our excursion we had a short guided tour. It probably lasted no more than 10 or 15 minutes, so don't be temptedto pay a lot of money for it. You... More 

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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovley clean tourist attraction great eateries and shops plus local stalls can walk up to the waters edge and admire the posh boats all mourned there.

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Thank Lesley C
Scotland
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fascinating insight into naval history and how connected the social history of Caribbean connects to uk nice place to visit if weather is not too hot

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The historical buildings have all been changed into restaurants, bakeries, souvenir shops, etc so that through the outward signs are still there any sense of the historical use is lost. Its a great place to go and see some very fine yachts and catch some rays but you can bet on it being crowded too. The admission fee seems unnecessary... More 

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Bethesda, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are several buildings that have been restored. Shops, places to eat and a museum. Also the sailboats and yachts! And if you are staying at St. James this is the nearest ATM machine.

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We paid the $8 USD charge as it's part of a national park. It was interesting to see the old buildings and learn the history, but once you've seen it, you don't need to worry about wanting or needing to see it again.

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Duncan, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on a private day tour and this was one of the stops. What a neat area! I wish we had a little more time here. There is a restaurant that you can only get to by water taxi which would have been fun to have a bite to eat. it's was fun to walk around the historic buildings... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Dockyard by taxi direct from Byrd Intl. $32 usd. This is a gated location with a couple of Hotels and a scattering of pubs and restaurants. Service at all is a bit spotty and very slow. Food quality not really where it could be and during the day the area is a focal tourist point, ocean... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nelson's Dockyard has lots of history and a beautiful setting. Be sure to take the free tour which only last 10-15 minutes. It's a good overview of the history. Then enjoy the shops, restaurants and the big boats docked there.

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