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“Great Scenery but not a lot to do”
Review of Shirley Heights

Shirley Heights
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Owner description: Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who built the fortifications.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
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“Great Scenery but not a lot to do”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

the atmosphere is wonderful and the scenery is spectacular but it could be made much more- it needs more stalls, food areas, and general sellers to expand out of the main area down the hill and make it more of an attraction in its own right. it has the space to do this.

Visited October 2013
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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“Great night of music”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We travelled 45 minutes from the Halcyon Cove to Shirley Heights to see for ourselves what everyone was talking about. When the mini-bus taxi drops you off you have to pay a small admission fee to enter. Once inside we experienced a big crowd enjoying spectacular views of English Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard. There is plenty of BBQ food on offer and prices are very reasonable. Drinks are a plenty and are also priced about right. Once the sun set at 1800 the music dominated the area and the steel bands and reggie bands really entertained. We loved our evening at Shirley Heights and we can now tick it off our "bucket list".

Visited October 2013
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Lorgues, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“An Antiguan essential!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

You will witness one of the world's greatest sunsets! The steel band music playing live is always a reliable treat, and it's hard to fault the rum punch. We've been here before on previous visits, and this time the food was tasty, but a little over-cooked.
Still! The views over Antigua, specifically Falmouth and English Harbours, is breathtaking!

Visited October 2013
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Hullbridge
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“spectacular view”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The view down to English Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard is great. The sunday evening spectacular has great bands, but the drinks prices were inflated and seemed only to have Beer, wine or canned drinks. They did not seem to want to make up other drinks or give soft drinks

Visited October 2013
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“Sunday night fun”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Worth doing for the rum punch & steel band however this is purely tourists shipped in by most hotels on the island! It's fun but expansive for local food & drinks.

Visited October 2013
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