Nelson's Dockyard National Park
- Type: Shopping, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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If you only break from the beach for one day, head to the beautifully restored English Harbour to loll around Nelson's Dockyard National Park. The naval dockyard was once the home of the British fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, and it was also the headquarters of Lord Horatio Nelson from 1784 to 1787 (yes, the park is named after that Nelson).
You can't hit all the dockyard's attractions in one visit, but you could enjoy a fair few if you plan ahead. The park's official website lists out all there is to see and do, but here's a quick summary: There are restaurants, cafés and shops aplenty, the Dockyard Museum, where Nelson's telescope and tea caddy are on display, and a library, with plenty of original documents of Caribbean naval history. You can also just sightsee along the marina, relax at the nearby beach, or take a trip up to Shirley Heights.
Nelson's Dockyard National Park is open daily until around 6 p.m. There's a moderate admission fee to the marina, but it also includes admission to museum, Shirley Heights and Dow's Hill.