Antigua and Barbuda are two interesting islands in the Caribbean. Colonized by the English in 1632 – they left a few forts scattered around Antigua. Barbuda mainly served as a stud farm for slaves and actually slavery continued longer there than anywhere else in the British Empire.
Antigua went from crushing poverty after the abolition of slavery and the collapse of the sugar cane market to a top holiday destination. The island combines charming towns with cobblestone streets with old forts and great beaches.
English harbour and St. Johns offer the best places for sightseeing. English Harbour has a big old fort with cannons used by admiral Nelson in his Caribbean campaigns. St.Johns has many small streets, a nice cathedral and some good museums.