Nelson's Dockyard National Park

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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. For a peaceful afternoon, take some time to walk around the marina and enjoy sun, the water and the boats.

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. The Dockyard is sprinkled with small shops, cafes, and other spots that will enhance your visit.


Located toward the center of English Harbour, Nelson's Dockyard National Park happily welcomes local residents and tourists rooming in this part of Antigua. Whether or not you are staying particularly close, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is eating a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of the park. Mainbrace Pub, which offers British fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Mainbrace Pub is only about a short distance away away from Nelson's Dockyard National Park, so stop in and peruse the menu. Wardroom Restaurant and Caribbean Taste Restaurant are additional refreshment choices nearby. At Caribbean Taste Restaurant you and your companions might eat some Caribbean meals and experience the flavors of Antigua.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are interested in visiting two parks, find out more about Monk's Hill Park, situated 1.8 miles to the north-northwest of this page's attraction. Additional nearby attractions include Fort Berkeley, which is within traveling range in English Harbour. You might want to also think about heading over to Carpenters Rock Trail, which is another attraction not far away.

Parks are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Nelson's Dockyard National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Fort Berkeley Historic Site 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) ESE English Harbour
Carpenters Rock Trail GeoFeature 0.7 mi. (1.3 km) SE 0.8 mi. Southeast of English Harbour
Shirley Heights Fort Historic Site 0.7 mi. (1.3 km) E 0.8 mi. Southeast of English Harbour
Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour Other Attraction -- -- Sweets
Wallings Resevoir Other Attraction -- -- --
Sweets Windmill Ruins Historic Site 4.6 mi. (5.3 km) NW 3.3 mi. Northwest of Falmouth Harbour
Betty's Hope Museum -- -- 2.5 mi. West of Willikies
Orange Valley Gardens -- -- -- Willikies

More Information


The cost of admission into the dockyard is $5(USD) per person.


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