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Nelson's Dockyard

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Address: St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
Phone Number: +1 268-481-5021
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An Interesting place

Nelson's dockyard and the English harbour has been in existence since the early 1700, and named after Admiral Nelson who was stationed here. It costs $8 us pp to get in but that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nelson's dockyard and the English harbour has been in existence since the early 1700, and named after Admiral Nelson who was stationed here. It costs $8 us pp to get in but that also includes entrance to Shirley Heights as well.I was expecting a working museum, but whilst the exterior of the buildings have not changed the interiors have been... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tour and spent a few hours walking around the area past all of the former military buildings that have now been converted to restaurants, businesses, and even a bakery. The fee was $8 USD and we were given a map pointing out the buildings in the complex and their uses. If you like to visit historical... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the trip! A little know piece of history. Don't forget to see the interactive history of Antigua up the hill as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not have high expectations for Nelson's Dockyard but it was well worth the visit. The location has historic significance. I expected lots of history and tourism, but it was laid back and understated. We wandered and snapped photos. It was very beautiful. We also had a pleasant fish dinner at a harbour restaurant that I can't recall the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what we were told anyhow by the guide on the day we visited. A Georgian era dockyard which has been in use since the 1700's by the British. Admiral Nelson was based here for 3 years hence the name. Rather quaint. Most of the buildings have been converted to shops and restaurants but there is a small museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good visit for those who want to take a break from the sun bed. Very interesting to see the history of the dockyard, enjoy the ambiance and look around the shops on site. Allow about 2 hours and if you're not part of a tour (doing it yourself) then best advice we can give is to go early and avoid... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a fund of wellpresented history here as well as a community of yachtsmen tied up round the bay. How many working Georgian docks are there in the World. After a walk of which there are many and diverse there are ancient buildings to look at as well as yachts to marvel at.There is a super variety of places... More 

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An historical site developed originally to harbour the British fleet. The original buildings have been simpathetically restored and sme made into restaurants and pubs and hotels, all very well preserved. A museum has many stories to tell. The safe haven used by Admiral Neslon to protect ant service the fleet is in an amazing setting on a beautiful watercourse. A... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 3 hours looking round this historic site. Lots to see and a very informative museum. Parking available right outside entrance and plenty of souvenirs and places to eat and drink.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautifully kept and full history. The people are friendly and helpful and you get a real sense of walking back in time in this amazing spot. Fantastic views of the sail boats and gorgeous water, too.

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