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 near the center of English Harbour.

Nearby Restaurants

There are many dining options to select from in the area around the park. The nearest place to eat to Nelson's Dockyard National Park is Mainbrace Pub, which has a menu full of British meals. The eatery is a small ways away, but distant enough that you will probably want to make arrangements for employing a viable method of transportation to get there. Wardroom Restaurant and Caribbean Taste Restaurant offer additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Caribbean Taste Restaurant you and your companions should be sure to try a bite of Caribbean food and experience the culture of Antigua.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers with an interest in visiting two parks, make the trip to Monk's Hill Park, situated 1.8 miles away from Nelson's Dockyard National Park. There are a couple other activities nearby, including Fort Berkeley, which is within traveling range in English Harbour. Also consider heading to Carpenters Rock Trail, which is another attraction in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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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