Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour

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#1 of 42 in Parks in Antigua and Barbuda
Dating back to the Georgian era, Nelson's Dockyard offers visitors numerous sightseeing opportunities, as well as restaurants, shops, and a museum. Built in the late 17th century, the dockyard carries the name of Admiral Horatio Nelson, who lived in the area in the 1780s. History buffs rarely miss paying a visit to the scenic marina, restored in the 1950s after years of abandonment. Browse the arts and crafts shops, admire examples of Georgian architecture, and explore the museum to view numerous items and relics from the dockyard's history. Work out when and for how long to visit Nelson's Dockyard and other English Harbour attractions using our handy English Harbour trip planning site .
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  • Amazing restored naval base dating back to the 18th century - the age of pirates. Captain Horatio Nelson was stationed here for a while and is said to described it as an “infernal hole”. Most tour...  more »
  • If you only have a short time in Antigua - this is the one place to visit. We caught the No. 17 bus from St. Johns, $1.50 each. Buses every 15 mins and takes about 30 minutes. We sat up front...  more »
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  • Wonderful bit of history here, the area is still quite old and hasn’t been changed much over the years. People here can be friendly and there’s a great few hotels and restaurants in the area. You can walk round to the fort from the dockyard and the views fantastic. If you’re in Antigua then it’s a must see tourist destination.
  • Dripping with history, this national park and World Heritage site is the must see for anyone visiting Antigua. Stay for seafood on Friday! Visit the over 50 restaurants and street food haunts in and around Falmouth and English Harbor!
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