Most interesting landmarks of Antigua and Barbuda

Below are listed the most amazing natural and man made landmarks of Antigua and Barbuda.

Natural landmarks of Antigua and Barbuda

  • Darby’s Cave – Barbuda. Approximately 106 m wide and 21 m deep sinkhole with lush forest in it. Below some overhangs have formed large stalagmites.
  • Dark Cave – Barbuda. 120 m long cave with freshwater pools. Contains very rare species of crustaceans.
  • Devil’s Bridge – Saint Philip. Natural bridge at the sea with a stormy basin between the bridge and mainland. The bridge is some 20 m long and up to 4 m wide. There are several smaller blowholes at this natural arch.
  • Great Bird Island – Saint Peter. This 81,000 m² large island is the only place where Antiguan Racer (Alsophis antiguae) – a harmless snake lives.
  • Redonda – Redonda. Small island surrounded by nearly vertical cliffs. The only place where lizards – Redonda Anole (Anolis nubilis), skink (Copeoglossum redondae) and Redonda Ground Lizard (Ameiva atrata) – live.

Man made landmarks of Antigua and Barbuda

Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua and Barbuda
Nelson’s Dockyard / David Stanley, / CC BY 2.0
  • Barbuda’s Martello Tower – Barbuda. Fortification and lookout, built around 1745.
  • Betty’s Hope – Saint Philip. Historical sugar plantation, established in 1650. Now contains historical windmills and ruins of some more buildings.
  • Fort James – Saint John. Historical fort, built by English in 1706. Fine views on Saint John city below the fort.
  • Government House – Saint John. Ornate building, constructed in the second half of the 18th century.
  • Indian Cave – Barbuda. Artificial, prehistoric caves, one contains two small petroglyphs.
  • Museum of Antigua and Barbuda – Saint John. National museum, housed in the colonial Court House which was built in 1747. The oldest building in Saint John.
  • Nelson’s Dockyard – Saint Paul. Historical dockyard, still operating. Complex of buildings constructed in the late 17th – 18th centuries. Horatio Nelson served here in 1784 – 1787.
  • St. John’s Cathedral – Saint John. Impressive Anglican church with two towers. Church is built here three times, current one in 1845 in Neo-Baroque style.

Described landmarks of Antigua and Barbuda

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This small island country consists of several small islands. Each of the main islands (Antigua, Barbuda, and Redonda) differs from others a lot and each offers interesting landmarks.

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Antigua and Barbuda: Island Guide

This formidable compilation is the result of firsthand experience and over two years of research. The Antigua & Barbuda Island Guide provides insightful information that allows visitors to feel like locals while enjoying the indisputable beauty of this Caribbean nation.

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