Historical landmarks to visit in Antigua
6 historical places you should visit when you are in Antigua!
By visiting these landmarks in Antigua, you will learn about history, and you will also view some of the most photogenic places in the world.
Nelson’s Dockyard is a marina, as well as a cultural heritage site and it is in English Harbour. You will get a brief flashback on some of this history in Antigua. This area is filled with boutique hotels, shops, international and local restaurants, hiking trails, and historic forts.
Shirley Heights Lookout is a special place. Every Thursday is Reggae night, and every Sunday is Soca night, both nights are accompanied by live music by wonderful local bands, delicious food including barbeque, tasty drinks, and lots of dancing. Be certain to arrive before the sun goes down because that is part of the magic. This is one of the most idyllic locations in Antigua.
Fort Berkley has a trail that takes you on a swift flashback of what used to be. Lending breathtaking views from different angles showing you another side of English Harbour and its beauty.
Monk’s Hill is home to the historic Fort George and is about 3 km north of Falmouth Harbour. It’s a fantastic hike if you are an ambitious and avid adventurer but be wary as it is very overgrown and there are a lot of thorn bushes and cacti, as well as bees. However, you will see the most beautiful views of English Harbour if you are able to take this adventure.
Devils Bridge is a geological formation in a National Park on the island’s east side. It’s not quite a bridge, but more so an arch created by the ocean’s erosion and ancient reef formation. There are some blowholes, and the water can be rough, so explore with caution.
Betty’s Hope is a former sugarcane plantation and is one of the earliest plantations in Antigua established in 1651. You can visit it today, as it is an open-air museum.