Antigua knows how to throw a Sunday party--with a view to die for.
This installation was named after General Sir Thomas Shirley, a former governor. One of the main buildings, known as the Block House, was put up as a stronghold in 1787 in case of a siege.
Shirley Heights commands a strategic and spectacular view of English Harbour with a view of Montserrat and Guadeloupe.
The impressive fortification was built to provide added
security to The Dockyard, but on Sunday afternoons it is the site of the island's
biggest cookout and steel band concert.
If you are really in the mood for a strenuous walk, park your vehicle at Clarence House and hike to Shirley Heights. Clarence House was built for the Duke of Clarence, the future King William IV who served under Nelson as a captain.
Or climb to Shirley Heights via the Lookout Trail,
a nature trail through the forest that originates at English