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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 19 February 2017

Yes indeed, history comes alive here. Walk in the footsteps of Admiral Nelson and feel the excitement. Regardless from where one views it, from ground level or up high, it is impressive. We did not see much activity even though they say that it is...More

Thank hansulricha
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went here as part of the nelsons dockyard and Shirley heights trip . You pay one fee at the top of shirley heights and can get into both. There is a museum a few shops and a cafe /bar and restaurant. there also the dockyard...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is the only working Georgian dockyard in the world. Fabulous picture perfect setting with spectacular views. Beautiful original stone buildings, a sailmaking shop, Lord Nelson museum, bakery, 2 hotels, and other interesting buildings. If Antigua is one port on your cruise and you are...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Take the short tour to get the history and explore a bit on your own. The short hillside walk to the ruins of Fort Berkeley is well worth it and you may meet some goats! Quaint with charming old buildings, yachts to amaze you, a...More

Thank saltcreekct
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We saw this area from the high ground. Looking down at the bay and dockyard, it's just how you'd imagine the Caribbean to be. A splendid sight. We then drove to the dockyard, had a small tour, learned about the local history, followed up by...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The history in this area is very interesting. We were there in the evening and didn't quite get to see all that it offers but would definitely recommend it and would love to go back ourselves.

Thank trishgio
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We came here on a Viking Cruise excursion. It was very interesting to hear the story and the people and government have done a great job of maintaining and restoring the old buildings for tours.

Thank bikehog
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nelson's Dockyard is a special place on a sun drenched island. It came totally unexpected, a haven of history as well as a working area. The buildings and facilities have been sympathetically restored and given new leases of life for the 21st century. Expect to...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend a few hours in the day learning about nelsons history. Lovely place-- very pretty and fab boats. Had lovely lunch in a small cafe Worth a trip

Thank Heather Q
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here today and had a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours, even managed to get a great light lunch Scenery is great, so is the museum and buildings Also it was fun to look at the amazing array of boats moored up Worth the...More

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are there any moorings available and at what cost and who and how to contact them via ship to shore. also any onshore accomadations?
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.
What are the opening hours and what day do the cruise ships normally dock. How much is the entrance fee. Any public transport from Jolly Beach. Sorry lots of questions. Thanks.
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
Is there a charge for Nelson's Dockyard and the English area? Can't find any prices online. We intend going via local bus from St. Johns so hope they are reliable! Thank you
21 October 2015|
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Response from Lynda G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small charge. There are trips organised by hotels or tour operators that include Nelsons Dochyard plus the heritage centre. Both are worth a visit