Shirley Heights Lookout is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Antigua. The Lookout, part of the Napoleonic Shirley Heights military complex, offers world class aerial views of both English and Falmouth Harbours.
The military complex originally included a guard house, magazine, kitchen, officers quarters, parade ground and signal station. Many of the historic buildings remain only as ruins but the main buildings of the Lookout have been resorted and are used as a gift shop and restaurant / bar. Twice a week, every week all year round, the Lookout hosts one of Antigua's most popular evenings. The evening begins with a sequence of live bands continues with a bbq menu and has the best view of sunset on the whole island.
The Lookout is accessible more or less 24 hours a day and apart from the 2 evenings when they host the Shirley Heights party evenings, it is available as a venue for weddings and post wedding receptions. (some extra fees will apply - please ask for more information)
- The Dows Hill Interpretation Centre
Located on an adjoining ridge to the Shirley Heights Lookout, and originally part of the same Royal Navy military complex, this complex contains a visitor centre, cafe and ruins of a military lookout forts. This area has lots of flat space, as well as stunning views of the entrance to English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard. A very flexible location in a dramatic impressive setting and definitely one to consider if you are planning a large wedding with lots of guests.
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