Donalda's Puffin Boat Tour
Overwhelming number of seabirds
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Englishtown is positioned centrally on Cape Breton Island
. Englishtown is the destination of a 24-hour ferry service that runs back and forth to Jersey Cove
on the opposing side of St. Ann's Harbour. A member of Victoria County, the community was named Englishtown in 1820, ironically, by Gaelic residents. With a modest population, Englishtown has a minor fishing industry. As well, Englishtown is a total driving distance of 65.2 km (40.5 mi.) northwest of Sydney
Englishtown is home to the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts, which exhibits an insightful museum and a gift shop. Englishtown is also home to various boat tours, which explore the beautiful shoreline and the hilly landscape, as well as whales, sea-birds, dolphins, seals and even moose and bears. Englishtown also hosts a music festival that features Celtic music via fiddling. Englishtown is close in proximity to Baddeck
, the home of Alexander Graham Bell and Sydney
, the capital of Cape Breton.
Englishtown accommodations include bed and breakfasts.
Englishtown Ridge Campground