Explore These Incredible Sightseeing Attractions in Antigua
Antigua is a paradise destination in the Caribbean which is renowned for its picture-perfect beaches, harbours, tropical landscapes and luxurious resorts, but there is so much more to this country away from its natural wonders that is worth discovering, including a number of heritage sightseeing attractions. Brightsun Travel offers Antigua cheap air tickets from the UK, taking you to the heart of this diverse land. We have put together a guide to the top sightseeing attractions in Antigua…
The Nelson’s Dockyard is a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site which is home to ancient forts with cannons, battlements, huge ramparts and multiple fortification layers. This gigantic structure which was named after Admiral Horatio Nelson holds the distinction of being the only working Georgian naval dockyard in the world. The Nelson’s Dockyard hosts various sailing and yachting events and championships throughout the year.
Fort James is an iconic ancient landmark in Antigua which was constructed by the British in the 18th century to protect St. John’s harbor against a possible French invasion. This stunning structure was named after the King James II of England and is home to a powder magazine, large cannons, old weapons and panoramic views of the ocean and natural landscapes.
St. John’s Cathedral
The twin-spired St. John’s Cathedral is one of the most notable tourist attractions in Antigua which was designed by Canadian architect Thomas Fuller. This sacred religious building features white twin towers, stained glass windows, pine furnishings, baroque style architecture and impressive bronze statues of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Divine in flowing robes.
Museum of Antigua and Barbuda
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda is a superb institution housed in the colonial Court House in the country’s capital city St John’s. The museum displays an exclusive collection of artifacts, drawings, shells, pottery and tools related to the region’s ancestors, and you can also admire unique items including train locomotives and a bat of famous cricketer Viv Richards.
The Dockyard Museum is a captivating cultural centre which was constructed at the colonial British shipyard in 1855. Here you can admire a rare collection of photos, archaeological artifacts, intricate carvings and tools, including old pulley wheels and 19th century sextants. The museum also displays interesting exhibits and interactive displays which showcase models of old ships and windmills.
The captivating Shirley Heights is renowned as one of the country’s best sunrise and sunset viewing spots with 360 degree picture perfect views of the Falmouth and English Harbours. This restored military lookout and gun battery is also home to lush greenery, emerald green cliffs, soaring mountain peaks and old military fortifications. Here you can attend late night parties and enjoy live music performances in the evenings.
The Devil’s Bridge is an impressive natural limestone arch and a hidden gem of Antigua with fewer crowds. The alluring natural wonder formed due to limestone erosion over many centuries and is set on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in eastern Antigua. Here you can admire stunning blowholes which shoot up jets of water in the air and amazing views of the ocean.
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