Most of the buildings at this tourist attraction date from the 1780s and 1790s. Once you have walked past the T-shirt stalls and souvenir shops into the dockyard, the first building you see on the left is the Admiral's Inn, which is a lovely place for a drink after exploring the surrounding area.
The most unusual sight are a dozen stone pillars, which are all that is left of a boathouse that was used to repair the sails of ships. Past the inn, on the right, are the dockyard museum and then the Copper and Lumber Store hotel. If you turn right after the hotel and head past the restrooms on your left you will reach the water's edge and have a view over the harbour.
Turn right and follow the path around the water's edge. You will then see a sign for Fort Berkeley, which is about five minute's walk further on. From these fortifications I had a wonderful view of the yacht's racing in Antigua's annual Sailing Week.
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I was so glad to see this post here. I visited about 2 yeasr ago and loved the dock yard and the stories about it.