Top 5 Things to Do in Stanley
- Take a stroll around the town: A walk around the streets of Stanley reveals much about island life and is a chance to see some interesting sights. Pick up a map from the Jetty Visitor Centre and choose a route to include Christ Church Cathedral, the Whalebone Arch, the Pioneer Cottages, Victory Green, Kay’s Gnome Garden, the Whalebone Display and the Liberation Monument. Or bring it all to life by taking a tour with a local guide.
- Visit the Historic Dockyard Museum: The Historic Dockyard Museum is a must-see for every visitor to the Islands. The museum shows off social and maritime history, flora, fauna and geology. Special exhibits on the 1982 war and Antarctic links give additional insight into these important aspects of Falklands’ heritage. The buildings that form the museum complex are some of the oldest in Stanley, dating from the founding of the capital in the 1840s and include recreations of the old printing office, telephone exchange, smithy and a wash-house.
- Spend time in a café, restaurant or pub: After sight-seeing you need time to relax! And no better way to do so than with a drink and some Falklands’ food. There are many choices available from light snacks to full meals, hot drinks to something stronger. Soak up the atmosphere of a small café, stylish restaurant, local diner or traditional pub. Click here to browse all the eateries Stanley has to offer.
- Visit Gypsy Cove: If time permits, travel further afield to Gypsy Cove, home to Magellanic penguins, black-crowned night herons, rock cormorants and many small birds. There are plenty of wildflowers and native tussac grass. Evenings are best when the Magellanic penguins are likely to make their distinctive “braying” sound.
- Find a community event: Get a real feel for local life through a community event. Charity shears, dances, craft events and even fleamarkets give an insight into what makes up Island life! Consult What's On to find out more!
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