Natural Attractions in English Harbour

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English Harbour is especially known as being home to the island's most popular over-all attraction, Nelson's Dockyard.  Although this is not technically a natural attractions, their are some green spaces associated with the landmark destination that are.  Most tourists are advised to bring their hiking boots, because the number of trails throughout this area will keep explorers active for days.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you like being outdoors? You can explore one hiking trail and a nature preserve in and around the area.

Take a moment to read this table for more information about your options.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In and Around English Harbour
Name Type Location Island
Carpenters Rock Trail Hiking Trail 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central English Harbour Antigua
Wallings Resevoir Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve None, 4.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central English Harbour None

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Travelers can experience one of the many parks, or a botanical garden in and around English Harbour.

Nelson's Dockyard National Park is located in southern English Harbour. Nelson's Dackyard is more than just a national park. It is also is a historical site and commercial center that attracts visitors from around the world, who spend time exploring the many museums, forts, and ruins along with boutiques, small cafes, and gift shops.

A second attraction in this category is Monk's Hill Park. Fortified in 1689, Monk's Hill is home to the ruins of the long since abandoned Fort George. While this impressive fort was once the place of refuge for the town's residents during threats of French invasion, it now blends into the landscape and is overgrown with weeds.

The parks and gardens you'll be able to find are listed in the following table.

Parks and Gardens In and Around English Harbour
Name Type Location
Detour Bike Trails Park 7.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central English Harbour
Jones Valley Trail Park Central English Harbour
Lookout Trail Park Central English Harbour
Monk's Hill Park Park 1.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central English Harbour
Nelson's Dockyard National Park Park 0.2 mi. South of Central English Harbour
Orange Valley Gardens Botanical Garden 7.1 mi. Northeast of Central English Harbour
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 9.1 mi. Northwest of Central English Harbour

Of course, English Harbour is home to other attraction types. Follow this link to read our article concerning other interesting attractions for English Harbour.


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