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Shirley Heights

English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Shirley Heights Lookout
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Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who built the fortifications.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday night” (186 reviews)
“steel band” (338 reviews)
“live music” (67 reviews)
English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

A lovely viewpoint with great photo ops. You can see English Harbour and the Nelson Dockyards. Would have preferred sunset viewing and the live music in the late afternoon.

Thank shapgo
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Shirley heights is a wonderful place to view Falmouth Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard from,but to view them at sunset with the steel band playing is a very special experience,not to be missed.The barbecue and a "dark and stormy"drink completes the whole occasion.

Thank roger g
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The best time to go to Shirley Heights is for about 4.30pm on a Sunday evening. You have time to take in the view before watching the sunset and then enjoy the party atmosphere. The music starts with at steel band followed by a more...More

Thank 4-go-travelling
Reviewed 13 February 2017

When we were in Antigua a local told us to visit, saying "before you leave Antigua you have got to go and see Shirley Heights. Go on a Sunday. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth, you've just got to see it."...More

Thank RebelGirl25
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great view of English Harbor. Get there right before sunset for an even more breathtaking view. The rum punch is an absolute must!

Thank BatoolTaheri
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We got there early which turned out to be a good thing. It got crowded! We didn't eat there but the food looked and smelled great. Fantastic view and excellent sunset. Steel band was very good!

Thank Dlschroeder
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Dont't miss this viewpoint while visiting English Harbour. It is wonderful view of the harbour, Nelsons dockyard, and the sailboats..

Thank 283arned
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went there the first night there for there local festival and had to pay $20 US per person to get in.It was at night so i asked if i wanted to come back the next day for pictures if it would cost anything. Of...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We decide to have lunch here - big mistake. The food was below service and the service was churlish. The view is probably unmissable though, just don't engage with the staff

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My wife and I have been to Shirley Heights on three occassions so far, and we have planned our 20th Wedding Anniversary holiday around going back to Shirley Heights on a Sunday evening. Antigua is an absolutely beautiful holiday destination in its own right, but...More

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24 June 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We hired a driver to show us around. It was $200 USD for the entire day which we split amongst three of us. It was the best way to tour as the driver stopped for us to beach it and snorkle and he also took us to a local... More
21 May 2017|
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Response from SUNNYBUNNY566 | Reviewed this property |
Don't go there if there are ships in port way to crowded no seats. I went on Sunday it was crowded without ships i can't imagine how crowded it would have been , it is a walk to get back to your taxi . Go on the Excellence... More
16 April 2017|
Response from 739fran | Reviewed this property |
We visited during the day and for the Sunday evening barbeque. The gift shop was open both times, but there were far more vendors Sunday evening. Sorry, but we missed seeing the museum.