Sights & landmarks in Antigua

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  • Charles S
    Northamptonshire, UK871 contributions
    Visited Fort Barrington as part of our island tour. Built in the late 18th century, the fort was a look out station and one of the first lines of defence for St. John's by reporting ship movements from it's fantastic vantage point. It is an interesting ruin to explore with great views.
    Written April 12, 2022
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  • Maxine Banks
    Saffron Walden, UK370 contributions
    We were taken here as part of a private tour of the island. Tip from me would be to go early in the morning (as we did) and avoid the crowds. Spectacular views - an incredible island and beautiful harbour.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Charles S
    Northamptonshire, UK871 contributions
    On our visit to the lovely island of Antigua my wife and I arranged a bespoke island tour and Heritage Quay was one of the many places our guide stopped at to show us.
    The street has many gift shops and jewellery stores for duty free shopping, we went on a Friday and many were closed, our guide told us it was busier on weekends and when a cruise ship arrives. We found a small gift shop that was open for us to purchase a couple of items to take back home with us.
    Written April 10, 2022
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  • Stephanie G
    Burgaw, NC4 contributions
    The fort was very interesting, but sadly is not maintained and there was a lot of trash around. We enjoyed it anyway, but would likely be a better tourist attraction if it were clean. Great restaurant and beach bar next door (Limerz) for a cold beer, Thomas’ delicious rum punch or a meal afterwards.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • parrottdize
    Dyer, IN1,853 contributions
    We did a guided walking tour of St. John. Having done that we now realize that we could have done it on our own. If you come by cruise, you can see the church from the ship. It is a up hill walk and the sidewalks are in disrepair so be careful.
    While the church has seen better days, well, that seems to add to it's charm. If you are fascinated by old churches, you will like this one.
    On the church grounds is a old graveyard, well worth checking that out too.
    Written April 4, 2022
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  • Charles S
    Northamptonshire, UK871 contributions
    My wife and I visited both Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Quay and preferred the latter being more authentic and less commercial than Heritage Quay. The Quay was a former slave compound and has become the premier shopping district on the island with a range of small independent stores and restaurants. Worth a visit.
    Written April 12, 2022
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  • badrax
    Fort Lauderdale, FL1,443 contributions
    This location was great very pretty and feels like in a movie set with all the smells and sounds expected- it is off the track
    Written April 3, 2021
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  • Been a few places
    Epsom, UK1,118 contributions
    There's sadly no TA entry for Wallings Nature Reserve but its well worth a half day of your time if you are around Fig Tree Drive. It's a community managed nature reserve, with a bit of a steep entry fee so you do need to make sure you get your money's worth. Once in, there a number of different trails through the rainforest to pick from, some of which go as far as Rendevouz Bay or to the top of Signal Hill for wonderful views across to Montserrat. There's a water tower to see and plenty of birdlife in the rainforest too. And of course all proceedings go to the upkeep of the reserve.
    Written March 17, 2022
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  • David S
    Middlesbrough, UK1,346 contributions
    Perched around 500 feet above sea level, this provides a great viewing platform for the rest of the island. Look in one direction and you’ll spot Indian Creek, once home to Antigua’s first native tribe. Turn around, and you’ll catch a glimpse of the glamorous Antigua home of musician Eric Clapton. My wife and I took in a visit to the area to see the amazing views available as part of an island tour and really enjoyed the short stop off.
    Written April 12, 2022
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  • Brentwood O
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    I had arranged to watch the 4th day of the second test between West Indies and England at the 'newish' Sir Viv Richards Stadium, St John's when my cruise visited Antigua. However, our 'talented' England Team decided to have a couple of off days and the game was done in 3 days.

    I decided to kill time and visit the old Recreation Ground which hosted it's last test in 2009. This was the scene of amongst other things, world record breaking innings by Brian Lara of 375 and then 400, also many tests were played here after 1978 with all of the famous stars on show.

    I managed to enter the ground via an open gate, the venue was looking at best neglected although the stands and score board (with trees growing in front) were still in place the same as when used for cricket. A football pitch was laid out across the middle of the ground, apparently no cricket is played there anymore which isn't surprising as the once hallowed turf was appearing distinctly rough.

    I then come across a very interesting local gentleman called Claud who has a hand in maintaining the ground and who has loving maintained an honours board in one of the stands which displays all test innings over 100 and 5 wicket hauls achieved on the ground. It turned out he is actually and England supporter and lovingly follows Manchester United. He recited his rather long full name which included Old Trafford and other famous English players both football and cricket, Claud was a really interesting character who gave some really interesting stories about the ground and made the visit well worth the effort for any nostalgic cricket lovers..
    Written February 11, 2019
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  • parrottdize
    Dyer, IN1,853 contributions
    A monument set in the middle of the street. Went by it while on a walking tour of the city. Hard to say much about it as it was difficult to hear the guide.
    Written April 4, 2022
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  • John G
    Sarratt, UK190 contributions
    Dropped by this pretty little church. Its roof is the main attraction, allegedly made from the timbers of a past spaceship.
    Written December 8, 2019
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  • negrita27
    Lima2 contributions
    Take swimwear and a towels along. It can rain or once on the Atlantic side of the island it can be choppy and windy. In all it was super fun. Great crew. Lots of drinks. I will do it again.
    Written February 20, 2019
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
    This monument on the outskirts of St John’s commemorates the ringleader of a failed slave rebellion in Antigua in 1736. It has a series of plaques around its base, which tell the story of the uprising and its horrific ending. Prince Klaas was executed by being broken on the wheel, a form of crucifixion. This site is well worth a visit and there is also an exhibition of artefacts and documents relating to the rebellion in the nearby Antigua and Barbuda Museum.
    Written March 10, 2019
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  • Alric M
    Stratford, Canada8 contributions
    Attended Mass here by mistake but unfortgatable experience. Had planned to go to St. Francis of Assisi but closed as everyone at Cathederal for new Bishop's installation. Building is impressive but music, service, congregation participation just out of this world. Attended by Gov. Gen., Prime Minister, and Cabinet. Counted 9 other Bishops involved. A memory of Antigua we will always treasure.
    Written February 14, 2019
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