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Nelson’s Dockyard

dockyard_aboutAbout Nelson’s Dockyard

Nelson’s Dockyard is the largest of Antigua’s National Parks and is still used today as a working dockyard for numerous yachts and ships. Fully restored to its original splendor, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings of the Dockyard house modern amenities such as shops, hotels, and marina businesses. Learn More

Dockyard_museumDockyard Museum

This delightful museum is laid out within the Naval Clerk’s House in the centre of Nelson’s Dockyard. The Dockyard Museum highlights the history of the only continuously working Georgian Dockyard in the world and serves as the centre of archaeological, environmental, and historical research in Antigua. Learn More

Dockyard_DowsHillDow’s Hill

Dow’s Hill has an interpretation centre that offers an well crafted and knowledgeable production on the history, culture and heritage of Antigua and Barbuda. Look back into the six ages of time that have shaped and formed what our island is today in an air conditioned and comfortably seated arena. Learn More

Dockyard_ShirleyHeightsShirley Heights

Shirley Heights is a restored military lookout and gun battery. The reason they chose this location is easy to understand.  A spectacular view over English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour greets your eyes, showing you the scene that is often used as the iconic image of Antigua.  A visit to Shirley Heights is considered one of the must do events in Antigua. Learn More

Dockyard_FortCharlotteFort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte was a child of the strengthening of forts programme that went under way in the 1780’s that saw other iconic structures erected around the island including that of the famous Shirley Heights. It was built over another natural beauty in Antigua known as the Pillars of Hercules. Learn More

Dockyard_Fort_GeorgeFort George

Fort George is another quite remarkable sight that is part of the varied Antigua landscape. The fort was built on the flat 699-foot Monk’s Hill in the 1680’s.  Its purpose was to serve as a place of refuge and last resort for the islands inhabitants in case of an invasion. Learn More

DOckyard_FortBerkelyFort Berkeley

Fort Berkeley is an incredible structure, defended by no less than 25 large cannons to protect English Harbour and the lands of Antigua.  First constructed in 1704, this Fort was designed to be a crucial part of an island wide defence network surrounding the island, long before the Dockyard was even built. Learn More