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The carefully restored buildings in the Dockyard are worth a leisurely visit.Popular today with yachtsmen, the harbor is busier than ever.The dockyard, begun in 1743, served the Royal Navy until the late nineteenth century.
The south coast is the most interesting and scenic region of Antigua. The extensive ruins and restored British military buildings, collectively called The Blockhouse, overlook the coast and harbor. The panoramic view from windswept Cape Shirley, four hundred feet above the sea, is memorable.Have lunch at the second-story Hemingway's Restaurant. The mid-nineteenth century Anglican church is interesting, and the view of the bay is striking.If you enjoy people-watching, get a table on the verandah overlooking the street. The restaurant's brochure explains that this is "the kind of place frequented by the celebrated author." The best part of the island is outside St. One day will provide a sampling, but a two-day excursion is better. Drive your own rental car, or negotiate a tour by taxi. Here are some suggestions, moving roughly clockwise around the island. John's to Parham which was settled in the seventeenth century. Peter's Anglican Church, built in 1840, is important in the ecclesiastical and architectural history of Antigua. Something of Antigua's early sugar industry can be seen in two restored estates.In the interior, Betty's Hope, dating from 1674, is one of the largest of the old sugar plantations and the most interesting that is open to the public.Continuing to the coast, visit the restored estate buildings of an 1843 sugar mill at Harmony Hall on Nonesuch Bay which house an art gallery, displaying works by local artists, and a restaurant and bar.