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.


Nelson's Dockyard National Park can be found just outside the heart of English Harbour.

Nearby Restaurants

Park visitors have no difficulty finding a meal, since you will find numerous choices of local restaurants in the general vicinity. The most frequented nearby place to eat to Nelson's Dockyard National Park is Mainbrace Pub, which has a menu full of British food. Mainbrace Pub is a small ways away, but far enough that you will probably want to arrange for using a viable mode of transport to get there. Also within a short distance, you and your party will find eateries including Wardroom Restaurant and Caribbean Taste Restaurant where you should test out Caribbean fare and experience the culture of Antigua.

Nearby Attractions

If you are interested in visiting another park, make the trip to Monk's Hill Park, which is situated 1.8 miles away from this page's attraction. There are at least one or two other places of interest in the area, including Fort Berkeley, which is within traveling range in English Harbour. Also consider making the trip to Carpenters Rock Trail, which is another nearby attraction.

Parks are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

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.

Location: English Harbour, Antigua


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