Explore Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, Antigua

Nelson’s Dockyard is a cultural heritage site and marina. Find it in English Harbour, Saint Paul Parish on the island of Antigua.

It is the largest National Park in Antigua. Many yachts and ships dock there. It is an engaging park with many sites and activities for visitors to explore and enjoy.

Nelson’s Dockyard National Park also contains Clarence House and Shirley Heights. Expedia says that Clarence Houses esteemed past guests are members of the British royal family, such as King William IV, Princess Margaret and Prince Harry.” UNESCO has identified Nelson’s Dockyard National Park as a historic World Heritage Site.

Explore the nature trails in Nelson’s Dockyard National Park as you learn more about it. Dating back to the 18th century, the dockyard is home to restored historic buildings. Including Dockyard Museum, Admiral’s House Museum, galleries, shops to buy souvenirs. Taste the local cuisine and delicacies at the park’s restaurants.

For a panoramic view of Antigua and the surroundings, head to the Shirley Heights. There you will find the Fort Shirley ruins. It’s from the lookout Trail here that you will have spectacular views of the surroundings.

Visiting this spectacular attraction site is a good way to learn the island’s history. For history lovers, there is more to learn at the Dow’s Hill Interpretation Centre. Clarence House that dates back to the 18th century also gives a historical overview of Antigua.

Nelson’s Dockyard is a former British Naval Dockyard. It is one of the most visited attraction sites in Antigua.

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