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 spending time under the open sky? You might be happy to learn the area has a nice hiking trail available.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In English Harbour
Name Type Location Island
Carpenters Rock Trail Hiking Trail 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central English Harbour Antigua

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Visitors can experience one of the many parks, as well as a botanical garden in and around English Harbour.

Nelson's Dockyard National Park is located in southern English Harbour. Nelson's Dockyard is the only Georgian Dockyard in the world. It features a collection of historical attractions including the Clarence House, Shirley Heights, and Dow's Hill Interpretation Center.

Another 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 provided in the table below.

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

If you want to learn about more attractions beyond just these, you might want to expand your planning horizon. To read our detailed guide to other attractions, see this page.

 

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