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Shirley Heights

English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who built the fortifications.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday night” (173 reviews)
“steel band” (341 reviews)
“live music” (64 reviews)
English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

A really good view of English Harbour and the surrounding countryside. Take your camera and if you fancy a drink or buying a trinket or two there are vendors on site.

Thank Antony330
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you did not try the rum punch, you have not been to Shirley Heights. Wonderful location, and breathtaking view!

Thank richard243
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Just above our hotel at English Harbour this is a spectacular setting for watching the sunset with a rum punch in you hand and live reggae getting that body moving! Appeals to tourists and locals on Sundays and Thursdays especially. Well worth a visit no...More

Thank yankeesal54
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Stunning views of the bay totally fulfilling my images of a true Caribbean island. Walk back a few yards to the gate to see wooden gatehouse and ruined building

Thank LorraineBoothman
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I visited Shirley Heights to watch the sunset. Unfortunately, the weather was not on my side and it was too cloudy to see the proper sunset. The sky did look beautiful as the sun was setting, but it was disappointing. Shirley Heights also overlooks English...More

1  Thank citychic81
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Offers some amazing views of the harbor and ocean. A knowledgeable guide can fill you in on some of the history.

Thank Richy_Bobby
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The views from Shirley Heights are amazing! We visited here on a tour with Scenic Tours of Antigua, a great tour. Wish we could have been there on a Sunday for the BBQ and entertainment!

Thank mayorakb
Reviewed 14 January 2017

First of it it a lovely view. Second you can see from miles away. Third there are shops on the premise,but I did not buy anything. Last it's one of the best views in the Leeward Islands.

Thank london057
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We did a trip from our hotel to the Sunday Cookout at Shirley Heights. We had a meeting place and time to return to our taxi. It was very crowded which meant finding a seat was hard however, it was also Christmas Day. We got...More

Thank KeepRocks
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Went on a sunday intime for the sunset, was great, for a small fee youget live music, bbq and unforgettable views

Thank Tina K
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23 June 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We hired a driver to show us around. It was $200 USD for the entire day which we split amongst three of us. It was the best way to tour as the driver stopped for us to beach it and snorkle and he also took us to a local... More
20 May 2017|
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Response from SUNNYBUNNY566 | Reviewed this property |
Don't go there if there are ships in port way to crowded no seats. I went on Sunday it was crowded without ships i can't imagine how crowded it would have been , it is a walk to get back to your taxi . Go on the Excellence... More
16 April 2017|
Response from 739fran | Reviewed this property |
We visited during the day and for the Sunday evening barbeque. The gift shop was open both times, but there were far more vendors Sunday evening. Sorry, but we missed seeing the museum.