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  1. Add 1914 Battle Memorial to your Itinerary

    1914 Battle Memorial

    Stanley

    Located to the west of Government House on Ross Road, Stanley, the memorial commemorates the Battle of the Falklands, fought between British and German fleets on 8th December 1914. A figure of Victory faces east, looking out to sea towards the site...

  2. Add Government House to your Itinerary

    Government House

    Stanley

    Situated towards the western end of Stanley on Ross Road, Government House is both the home and the workplace of the Governor of the Falkland Islands. Work began in 1845 to a design by Governor Moody. The central, stone part of the building was the...

  3. Margaret Thatcher Memorial Bust

    Stanley

    Situated on Thatcher Drive, alongside the 1982 Memorial in Stanley, the bronze bust of Margaret Thatcher was created by local sculptor and taxidermist, Steve Massam. Unveiled on Thatcher Day, 10th June 2015, the bust commemorates the life of the UK...

  4. Add Whalebone Arch to your Itinerary

    Whalebone Arch

    Stanley

    Adjacent to the cathedral is the Whalebone Arch, constructed in 1933 from the jawbones of two blue whales to commemorate the centenary of continuous British administration in the Falklands.

  5. Add 1982 Liberation Memorial to your Itinerary

    1982 Liberation Memorial

    Stanley

    Situated in a prominent position at the junction of Ross Road and Reservoir Road in Stanley, the Liberation Memorial was constructed to commemorate all the British Forces and supporting units that served in the 1982 war. Funds were raised entirely...

  6. Add Cross of Sacrifice to your Itinerary

    Cross of Sacrifice

    Stanley

    The Cross of Sacrifice was originally erected in 1926 as a World War One Memorial. It now commemorates both World Wars with the addition of a bronze plaque after World War Two. Remembrance parades are held at the Cross annually on Remembrance...

  7. Add Swan Inlet to your Itinerary

    Swan Inlet

    East Falkland

    Located between Darwin and Mount Pleasant Complex, Swan Inlet provides easy fishing opportunities below a bridge, accessible on foot. The estuary is shallow and fishing on a rising tide is both safe and productive. A permit is needed to fish;...

  8. Add Chartres River to your Itinerary

    Chartres River

    West Falkland

    Located on West Falkland, the Chartres river is best known for its consistency, deep runs and pools. The river rises in the southwest foothills of the Hornby Mountains and flows westwards for around 25km (15 miles) to Christmas Harbour, running...

  9. Add 2 Para Memorial to your Itinerary

    2 Para Memorial

    Goose Green, East Falkland

    Located close to Darwin on the hill overlooking Goose Green, the 2 Para Memorial commemorates the battle for Goose Green fought on 28th and 29th May 1982. A tall cross stands atop a stone plinth with poppy wreaths at the foot. The memorial plaque...

  10. Add Paloma Beach to your Itinerary

    Paloma Beach

    Port San Carlos, East Falkland

    Situated on Smylie’s Farm in the northeast of East Falkland, Paloma Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand and home to a variety of wildlife. Gentoo and Magellanic penguins breed here and many other sea and shore birds can be seen. Close by is...

  11. Add St Mary's Catholic Church to your Itinerary

    St Mary's Catholic Church

    Stanley

    Typical of many Victorian structures, St Mary's Church is an example of a kit building that was constructed in 1899.

  12. Add SS Great Britain Mizzen Mast to your Itinerary

    SS Great Britain Mizzen Mast

    Stanley

    The mizzen mast of the SS Great Britain is mounted proudly on Victory Green in central Stanley. The steam ship was the first of its kind to be constructed, screw propelled and from iron, in 1843 in Bristol (UK) by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Badly...

  13. Add Bull Point to your Itinerary

    Bull Point

    East Falkland

    Situated at the southern end of East Falkland on North Arm Farm, the area can only be reached by an off-road journey. Bull Point is an Important Bird Area, a global standard set by Birdlife International, and has an amazing amount of wildlife....

  14. Add New Haven to your Itinerary

    New Haven

    East Falkland

    Ferries travel from New Haven on East Falkland to Port Howard on the West. Travel time from Stanley is around two hours, from Darwin and Goose Green around half an hour. Operated by “Workboat Services”, the ferry service transports vehicles and foot...

  15. Add Shallow Bay to your Itinerary

    Shallow Bay

    West Falkland

    Located in the north of West Falkland, Shallow Bay has spectacular views towards the islands of the northwest. Many species of bird can be seen. It is a good base to walk up West Falkland’s highest peak Mount Adam and an excellent...

  16. Add Sea Lion Island to your Itinerary

    Sea Lion Island

    Sea Lion Island

    Located in the southeast of the archipelago, Sea Lion Island is recognised under the Ramsar Convention. The terrain is mainly low lying but with spectacular cliffs at the southern end. Tussac grass proliferates, providing the perfect habitat for a...

  17. Add Mount Longdon Memorial to your Itinerary

    Mount Longdon Memorial

    Stanley

    A group of memorials on Mount Longdon commemorate the battle fought by 3 Para for this hilltop, overlooking Stanley from the northwest. The stone block with sculptured metal flowers is a unique memorial in the Islands. Below the summit cross are...

  18. Add Mount Harriet Memorial to your Itinerary

    Mount Harriet Memorial

    Stanley

    Mount Harriet was captured by 42 Commando on the night of 11th/12th June 1982. It had been preceded by nine days of intensive night patrolling over rough ground littered with minefields. A striking summit cross stands atop the hill with a memorial...

  19. Add Ajax Bay to your Itinerary

    Ajax Bay

    East Falkland

    Originally built as a slaughterhouse and refrigeration plant for Falklands’ mutton but then closed when it proved to be economically unviable, the site was used as a field-hospital in the 1982 war between Britain and Argentina. Surgeon Commander...

  20. Add Sapper Hill Memorial to your Itinerary

    Sapper Hill Memorial

    Stanley

    Sapper Hill overlooks Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, situated on East Falkland. It is an easy walk or drive to the summit on a rocky track. The memorial is close to the top of the hill and commemorates the Corps of the Royal Engineers.

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