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“See some beautiful boats & good museum”
Review of Nelson's Dockyard

Nelson's Dockyard
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Worth visiting as although there is a good museum it is also a huge marina and you can see how some other people live. Was surprised to see so many English yachts as thought they would mainly be American. There are also quite a few restaurants.

We had a great tour guide and you also have time after to have a wander and mooch around. Some nice stalls in the indoor market area and a great place to get some local touristy things and reasonable prices.

Also managed to see a humming bird for the first time.

Thank Carol G
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

More than a bit of history, it is also a working marina with some great restaurants. We took a short private tour with a guide, and then wandered about for a while on our own. The museum is worth a stop, and there are a few spots to grab a drink or food.

But for history buffs, looking on the intact and working remains of the dockyard is worth the trip alone.

Thank island-time-ny
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I would recommend a stop here for a few hours. The history is great. There are a few shops and places to get a drink and something to eat. There is also a great little bakery. The buildings have all been maintained quite well. They offer tours which is a great way to learn the history. The views of the amazing boats was incredible and rumor has it that Eric Clapton owns one of he homes that overlooks the cove. You only need about 2 hours to see everything.

Thank MarliTravels
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We took a taxi from our resort to Nelson's Dockyard. It's a picturesque area that really gave you a feel for an era when sailing ships ruled the world. There's a nice little museum that gives some history of the yard, lots of little places for souvineers and places for snacks and drinks. There's a fun bakery that used to be a kitchen for the Admiral's house. One of the cool things to stop and see if the sail house. It's still an active sail repair shop, there were sails spread out over the floor which was kind of fun to see.

There's an $8 US fee for the attraction. There is alo a fort that is a short hike away that overlooks the whole yard.

Thank NYHilly
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

See and feel the history in this lovingly restored place. See amazing boats and feel the buzz during the sailing season

Thank sailcork
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