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  1. Add Cartmell Cottage to your Itinerary

    Cartmell Cottage

    Stanley

    Situated on Pioneer Row in central Stanley, Cartmell Cottage is part of the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust. Opened in 2003 after donation to the museum, this pioneer cottage belonged to the mother of Nutt Cartmell and is named in his...

  2. Add Fitzroy Memorials to your Itinerary

    Fitzroy Memorials

    Fitzroy, East Falkland

    Fitzroy settlement, on East Falkland, is home to six memorials associated with the 1982 war. Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram, were bombed in the waters on 8th June whilst the Welsh Guards were waiting to disembark, with...

  3. Add Saunders Island to your Itinerary

    Saunders Island

    Saunders Island

    Named after 18th century British Admiral and site of the first British settlement in the Falklands, Saunders is located in the northwest of the archipelago. Port Egmont was built in 1765 and vestiges of this early settlement can be seen, a short...

  4. 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....

  5. Add Learjet Memorial to your Itinerary

    Learjet Memorial

    Pebble Island

    Located at the west end of Pebble Island, close to Marble Mountain, a memorial commemorates the lost lives of five Argentine airmen whose Learjet crashed in the area after it was hit by a Sea Dart missile fired from HMS Exeter on 7 June 1982 during...

  6. Add Whalebone Display to your Itinerary

    Whalebone Display

    Stanley

    Located on Dairy Paddock Road, this display of whale skeletons has been created by anti-whaling campaigner Mike Butcher to show the full magnificence of these animals.

  7. Add 1914 Battle Memorial Wall to your Itinerary

    1914 Battle Memorial Wall

    Stanley

    Situated close to the main Battle Memorial in Stanley, this lovely little wall was constructed to mark the centenary of two World War One sea battles. It has plaques detailing the Battle of Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the key players...

  8. Add Stanley to your Itinerary

    Stanley

    Stanley

    Stretched along the sheltered harbour, the colourful buildings of Stanley bid a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors. Our tiny capital city is village-sized but has the amenities you would expect of a large town and lots to discover.

    Different...

  9. Add Patricia Luxton Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Patricia Luxton Nature Reserve

    Chartres, West Falkland

    Situated at Chartres, West Falkland, the Patricia Luxton Nature Reserve contains many endemic and rare plant species along with great birding opportunities. The Reserve can be reached by road with the millennium picnic and camping area easy to find.

  10. Add Ajax Bay to your Itinerary

    Ajax Bay

    San Carlos, 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...

  11. Add New Island to your Itinerary

    New Island

    New Island

    New Island is situated at the west of the Falklands’ archipelago. The terrain is varied with spectacular cliffs, white sand beaches and secret coves, rugged hills and some small open plains.

  12. Add HMS Coventry Memorial to your Itinerary

    HMS Coventry Memorial

    Pebble Island

    Located on Pebble Island in the northwest of the archipelago, the HMS Coventry memorial is a simple cross atop a cairn close to First Mountain, west of the settlement. HMS Coventry was attacked by Argentine A-4B Skyhawks on 25th May 1982. She had...

  13. Add Gypsy Cove to your Itinerary

    Gypsy Cove

    East Falkland

    At just 6.5 km (4 miles) from Stanley, Gypsy Cove is the most accessible wildlife site from the capital city. It is part of the Cape Pembroke peninsula which is a National Nature Reserve. The small bay with its white sand beach is sheltered from...

  14. Add "H" Jones Memorial to your Itinerary

    "H" Jones Memorial

    Darwin, East Falkland

    Situated close to Darwin settlement, the memorial marks the spot on which Lieutenant Colonel H Jones, Commanding Officer of 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment was killed as the Battalion advanced on Goose Green on 28th May 1982. Colonel H Jones was...

  15. Add Mount Tumbledown Memorial to your Itinerary

    Mount Tumbledown Memorial

    Stanley

    Overlooking Stanley from the west, Mount Tumbledown was the site of one of the final battles prior to the Argentine surrender in Stanley. The Scots Guards arrived here by way of the “Intrepid” from San Carlos, landing in Fitzroy on 6th June. A cross...

  16. Add Jubilee Villas to your Itinerary

    Jubilee Villas

    Stanley

    These villas were built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. They are typical examples of British terraced town houses of that era, making a curious contrast to the rest of Stanley's architecture.  

  17. Add Cape Dolphin to your Itinerary

    Cape Dolphin

    East Falkland

    Located on the northern tip of East Falkland, the Cape Dolphin peninsula is reached by off-road track from the Cape Dolphin Farm buildings. Named after HMS Dolphin, the ship of British explorer John Byron, the area is a working farm with sheep bred...

  18. 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...

  19. Add Wireless Ridge Memorial to your Itinerary

    Wireless Ridge Memorial

    Stanley

    Overlooking Stanley from the north, Wireless Ridge was the site of one of the final battles prior to the Argentine surrender in Stanley. 2 Para were given the task of assaulting Wireless Ridge on the night of 13th/14th June 1982. The memorial is a...

  20. Add San Carlos Museum to your Itinerary

    San Carlos Museum

    San Carlos, East Falkland

    Opened in 1996, the San Carlos Museum is part of the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust. British troops were landed at San Carlos in 1982. Located to the south side of the road in the centre of the settlement, the museum is housed in a...

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