There is much to recommend to tourists who are planning a visit to Jolly Harbour, from sailing to golf, and a buzzing nightlife scene as well. However, those interested in mixing a bit of culture into their getaway will want to expand their horizons to just outside of this resort development. If you're willing to drive just a few short miles, several museums, military structures, and historic ruins are some of the closest and most interesting local attractions.
Assuming you like to explore other people and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation. You can click on the museum names to read detailed information.
Many travelers choose to visit The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. It is situated in downtown St. John's, 4.8 mi. Northeast of central Jolly Harbour. Exhibits at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda include models of sugar plantations and steam engines, paintings and prints of Antigua and Barbuda, and a display of precious island stones.
The following chart lists more information on a few available museums nearby.
|--||5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour|
|The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda||(268) 462-1469||Downtown St. John's, 4.8 mi. Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour|
Like learning some of the historical roots of foreign countries? If yes, you might want to visit one or two of these historical sites during your time in Jolly Harbour.
A common landmark for vacationers is Greencastle Hill Park. It is found 2.5 mi. East of central Jolly Harbour. One of the highest hills in Antigua, Greencastle Hill has been a popular place for hikers, tourist, and locals for most of recorded history. With beautiful views of the surrounding area, it is not uncommon to find people here simply enjoying the scenery.
Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Fort Barrington. It is located in Five Islands, 4.3 mi. North of central Jolly Harbour. Built in 1796, the British hoped that this fort would help protect the island from the French and other enemies, which it successfully did. Visitors to the site will be able to explore the old rooms and take in the breathtaking views from the position.
Fort James: Once of the earlier British forts on the island, Fort James was constructed in 1706 in fear of an eventual French invasion. Till this day it stands guard in front of St. John's Harbor, though now mainly as a tourist attraction.
You can look through the following chart to learn more about historic sites nearby.
|Fort Barrington||--||4.3 mi. North of Central Jolly Harbour|
|Fort James||--||4.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour|
|Greencastle Hill Park||--||2.5 mi. East of Central Jolly Harbour|
|--||6.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour|
|Old Sugar Mill Ruins||--||Cassada Gardens, 6.4 mi. Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour|
|St. John's Cathedral||(268) 462-0820||Downtown St. John's, 4.9 mi. Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour|
|--||5.0 mi. East of Central Jolly Harbour|
Visitors can experience some other interesting sites close to Jolly Harbour.
|Attraction||8.0 mi. Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour||Antigua|
Bear in mind, Jolly Harbour has additional attractions. For more details about other attractions, read this article.
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