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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
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Nelson's Dockyard is a piece of history

We were on vacation at Sandals and the resort got us a taxi service. The driver was wonderful--he took us to Nelson's Dockyard and to several other historical and regional... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on vacation at Sandals and the resort got us a taxi service. The driver was wonderful--he took us to Nelson's Dockyard and to several other historical and regional attractions over a four-hour afternoon.

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Leduc, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can take one of the guided tours or head out on your own to walk the marinas surrounding this historic site, filled with yachts and sailboats from all over the world. There are several historic buildings to tour. There were a couple restaurants right on the water we chose The Admirals Inn. The Manager spent time with us discussing... More 

Thank Murrja
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86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lots of history here, some very great views and nice boats, not crowded and you can find lots of camera angles

Thank Johannes K
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came as part of a cruise excursion. If you like boats you'll love the yachts that call here. Great hisory and lovely views. Be sure to stop in the bakery and indulge. Two of the buildings now have unique lodgings at a reasonable rate.

Thank greg m
Sandnes, Norway
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165 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip around the Nelson's Dockyard was lovely, old houses (some rebuilt) like a museum, with pictures and old items from the old days. Shops for souveniers and restaurants, and lots of enormous yachts / sailboats.

Thank Rooty2013
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great afternoon, including lunch in the Dockyard itself and looking round the harbour. Definitely worth doing.

Thank frazeranderson
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is enough at Nelsons Dockyard to keep you busy for a few hours. Really interesting history together with good coffee or lunch. An unusual combination but definitely worth a visit.

Thank MollyMolly1892
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of our Pelican Island Safari excursion a visit to Nelsons Dockyard is one of the top prioities entrance fee is covered in the price the dockyard has many interesting elements including the Museum, the Fort, the Officers Quarters, the Bakery as well as the general Dock area. There is café on site plus a general store as well... More 

Bourne End, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the walk around Nelson's Dockyard. Learnt a lot about Nelson and about the other parts of the Dockyard. Also enjoyed a couple of beers at the local bar.

Thank 102elizabeth
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely interesting for anyone keen on British naval history, or 18th and 19th C history. The restoration of the Georgian boatyard has been done brilliantly. We stayed at the atmospheric Copper and Lumber Store hotel, which was a great success.

Thank Nicola P

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