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Nelson's Dockyard

St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
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St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had hired a jeep to get lost exploring the Island. It was mid day as we drove into the English harbour, we parked the jeep and walked and talked to a few locals then felt the need to have a cold drink and thought...More

Thank rkyme
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A really historic location that really evokes a sense of national pride for brits. Rewind a couple of hundred years and you realise how tough life must have been in many ways especially if you can get out to the surrounding forts. Nowadays the buildings...More

Thank penrhynbayred
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Very relaxed dockyard with a mixture of historical remains intergrated with the superyacht . Helpful staff and places to relax and eat. Stunning views and is an easy walk from there to Falmouth Harbour

Thank Derek T
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We stopped here for an hour as part of a Tour. Nice place to visit, lots of interesting Historical facts. Lots of boats and yachts to see moored up. Museum to visit, some places to drink and eat, also some shops here.

Thank Lynette N
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The dockyard area has been restored over the years and is interesting to anyone with an interest in the Royal Navy . Nelson was stationed here in the 1780s to disrupt trade to the newly independent United States . There are also a couple of...More

Thank nickbolton56
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A must see - especially the Museum. The old buildings - most in use - alone are worth the trip. The added bonus the Dockyard Bakery!

Thank billcb
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Spent a very pleasant morning with a guided visit, then time just to stroll around. The museum was interesting and in a lovely building. Well worth a visit.

Thank FlossieShropshire
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

8 US dollars to enter....has a range of shops and and bar/restaurant but the main reason to visit is the history and the buildings ..great little trip if you are really into your history you could spend a good couple of hours visiting the museum...More

Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This combines a working marina with a destination on the tourist trail. There is a history to the place going back to, surprisingly, Nelson's day. The facilities are excellent with a selection of shops, restaurants and bars, all good standard. The boats in the harbour...More

Thank peterw373
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited as part of an island tour and unfortunately did not have enough time to fully explore the whole site. What we did see was a fascinating insight into the time when Nelson was stationed in Antigua. Whilst my wife was occupied taking many...More

Thank YorkshireLad15
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23 June 2017|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any signs about closures. I would think it is open year round due to the nice weather and being a World Heritage site
30 April 2016|
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Response from Princess__l0ul0u | Reviewed this property |
No moorings in Nelsons, its quite tight quarters, round the other side in Falmouth there are moorings and space for anchoring, it is a 5 min walk between the 2.
7 February 2016|
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Response from martin w | Reviewed this property |
I pretty sure it was open 8 til 5. Not sure about transport there as we just rented a car. Easy to find and good parking in front of facilities. No problem driving on in a right hand drive, just beware of the pot holes all... More