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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
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You can certainly spend a few leisurely hours wandering around the area – especially if you add breakfast, brunch or lunch into the day. Yes, there is an element of... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2017

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Reviewed January 24, 2017

You can certainly spend a few leisurely hours wandering around the area – especially if you add breakfast, brunch or lunch into the day. Yes, there is an element of commercialisation to the place – but something has to pay for the restoration and preservation of the buildings. Most of the buildings have been converted to tourism usage (shops, restuarants... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Depending on where you are staying it is a pleasant experience to visit Nelsons Dockyard, there is a museum detailing the British arrival in Antigua and the history of the place thereafter . The original buildings have been refurbished and there is a sense of time gone past. The roads in Antigua are poor and it is fairly remote but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Visited this about 10'years ago, they have really improved it since that time. The small museum is well worth a visit and the shops are well presented. Some wonderful boats were in harbour. The history is fascinating and we had a great lobster meal.

Thank 25lilith
Noblesville, Indiana
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

We visited here for about 3 hours taking ourselves on a self tour with the little pamphlet provided. Very interesting history that is well preserved. The museum is worth a look as are all the still functioning 18th century buildings. The boats (ships?) here and in Falmouth are just so beautiful. We ate lunch outdoors at Copper and Lumber which... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

This place is truely amazing, we loved our visit here. Visiting Antigua was our first holiday together, we are so glad we made our visit to Nelsons Dockyard.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Nice refurbished to include shops and restaurants in old brick buildings where the brick was ballast in sailing vessels. It is also the welcome area for the transatlantic rowers with a couple of their boats. A well spent couple of hours excluding any lunch hour break.

Thank Middlemiss
Bristol, England
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Easy to spend a couple of hours wandering around this historic and atmospheric site especially dropping off for a beer or some lunch for a "sit down". Lord Nelson and the sailors posted there hated the place!

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Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Lovely few hour wandering around here. Very interesting to see the old buildings, and some beautiful yachts. Had lunch at the Wardroom. Very nice and relaxed atmosphere. X

Thank Charlotte243
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is an excellent way of seeing a little history of Antiqua. There are many historical museums to visit as well as a few restaurants/bakery to sample local dishes. Not overly pricey..

Thank Dave R
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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539 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

A 15 minute walk from Pigeon beach. Old British dockyard partly restored. Great museum for fans of RN and Nelson. Spectacular views across the bay.

Thank Gary S

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