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Nelson's Dockyard
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Had a nice cocktail at Hamilton,s and bought some souvenirs- took water taxi from hotel to get there which was fun. Was interesting to learn about the history. I suggest a visit.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

You can take a few hours to wonder through the Dockyard and look at the museum area's and buildings. Then it is great to take the trail up to Fort Berkeley and have a look at the view (takes about 10-15 minutes to walk up there. If you haven't been before, its worth hiring a taxi to take you on a tour to the other units of the park: The Blockhouse, Shirley Heights and Dow's Hill Interpretive Centre. They are worth a visit, but are too far to walk to from the Dockyard. Aside from the historical features, the Dockyard is also home to some excellent restaurants, notably The Admiral's Inn and The Copper and Lumber Store.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Do yourself a favor and rent a taxi or a minivan (about $80US) to take you for a 40 minute drive across the island of Antiqua to the restored dockyard that was the British Navy’s main base in the Windward Islands when Lord Nelson, their greatest naval hero, was only a captain. The navy yard has been completely restored with a museum, a café/bar/restaurant or a shop in every building. The Lord Nelson Inn is a truly beautiful place to have a cocktail in a perfect garden overlooking the water. After your visit ask your driver to take you the short trip to Pigeon Bay for a swim, some yacht watching and excellent fish and chips with another cocktail at Bumpkins, a low-key little beach bar. Makes for a very nice day and you don’t need to book this excursion in advance.

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

There's something for just about everyone at Nelson's Dockyard. From the charming little museum (my daughter loves the knot board), to the beautifully restored historical buildings, to places to eat and drink and of course the opportunity to drool over some of the beautiful yachts moored there, it would be hard to not to please just about anyone. The small entrance charge is more than good value, and includes the rest of the national park as well, making it a great day out for both day visitors and those staying for a little longer.

Combine with a trip to one of the lovely English Harbour beaches or a meal at one of a huge range of places to eat for a full day out.

It can seem quiet during low (summer) season, when the majority of the yachting industry heads away from the hurricane zone, but don't let that stop you from visiting. There's still more than enough to see to keep anyone happy.

Thank mizgeorge
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Nelson's dockyard is definitely worth the visit. The have a cool museum and many of the historical buildings were turned into restaurants or souvenir shops. Definitely a nice place to visit for a few hours.

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