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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
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Take the opportunity to visit this, it is not only beautiful but very interesting. Great place to take the children as it is a real history lesson that will stay with them forever.

Reviewed 2 days ago

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35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take the opportunity to visit this, it is not only beautiful but very interesting. Great place to take the children as it is a real history lesson that will stay with them forever.

Thank Madisnan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Outside of fantastic beaches, clear blue water and fabulous wildlife this is the premier attraction in Antigua. Heavy investment and restoration has earned it a Unesco heritage site status. The safe harbour for the British fleet protecting their interests across a 1000 miles of the eastern Caribbean it had significant importance for the British. Horatio Nelson had several years based... More 

Thank Brett A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua is a time capsule of nautical history -- a restored naval dockyard from the era of sailing ships, cannons and men of war. A wonderful place to walk around and experience what it must have been like. It features original sail loft pillars and numerous Georgian buildings such as the... More 

Thank Jeremy C
Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in here for a few hours as part of an island tour and was very impressed. The history of the old English docks is amazing to hear and in the past few years it is clear that alot has been invested in improving the facilities for tourists, but in a good way. The old buildings have been restored and... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful historic place. Take a guided tour to learn all about the history of the place then relax with a few drinks for the rest of the afternoon while you soak up the ambience.

Thank Jeanette H
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautifully preserved, very old town that's an easy walk. Find the bakery and try the Pineapple turnovers. Unlike anything I've ever tasted.

Thank Laurie L
Laurys Station, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site and offers several buildings with historical artifacts and informative displays about the nautical heritage of the site, as well as some of the roles that it played in the slave trade. There are also tourist shops and an area where local residents sell crafts and tourist novelties. We stopped at... More 

Thank John D
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Nelson Deckard with some friends. The architecture and artifacts that populate this area is historic in nature. Old cannons decorate some of the beautiful gardens throughout. The dock yard itself houses many sailing boats which were very enchanting especially as the sun set.

Thank jansam2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped and toured the dockyard during sailing week when the dockyard was probably more active than usual, but enjoyed the sites. All the yachts were coming in while we were there which was fun to see and the tour of the dockyard itself was very interesting. The shops were fun to explore as well. We also stopped at Shirley... More 

Thank MrsNight
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nelson's dockyard has a different feel from you step through the gates. It's rich in old English history, great for photos, dining, or the casual hang out. It is a custom for my family to visit Nelson's Dockyard for site seeing. It's worth a visit.

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