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Things to Do in the Falkland Islands

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  1. Add Blue Beach Cemetery to your Itinerary

    Blue Beach Cemetery

    San Carlos, East Falkland

    On 21st May 1982, British troops were landed at San Carlos. Overlooking the now tranquil inlet of San Carlos Water, the Cemetery is constructed in the form of a corral and is dedicated to “the South Atlantic Task Force and to the abiding memory of...

  2. Add Elephant Beach Farm to your Itinerary

    Elephant Beach Farm

    Elephant Beach, East Falkland

    Elephant Beach Farm is situated in the north-eastern area of East Falkland. The settlement is an idyllic location close to Elephant Beach Pond with birdlife including South American terns. Barn owls inhabit settlement buildings.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Add Murrell River to your Itinerary

    Murrell River

    East Falkland

    Located close to Stanley, the Islands’ capital, on East Falkland, the freshwater stretch of the Murrell river is not open for fishing but there are excellent opportunities at the estuary.

  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 1982 Memorial Wood to your Itinerary

    1982 Memorial Wood

    Stanley

    Memorial Wood is located close to the Stanley Cemetery, an area set aside to commemorate members of the British forces who served and died during the 1982 Falklands War.

  10. 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...

  11. Add Lantioja to your Itinerary

    Lantioja

    Stanley

    Located between Darwin and Mount Pleasant Complex, crossing the main road between the two, Lantioja is a narrow river with good fishing. A permit is needed to fish; contact Falkland Islands Landholdings for information.

  12. Add Totem Pole to your Itinerary

    Totem Pole

    Stanley

    Situated on the Stanley by-pass road, en route to Surf Bay, east of the town, the Totem Pole is a quirky structure signposting distances to various places in the world. Originally created by military personnel, signs have been added by many visitors...

  13. 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...

  14. Add Jhelum Shipwreck to your Itinerary

    Jhelum Shipwreck

    Stanley

    West of the 1914 Battle Memorial in Stanley Harbour lies the wreck of the Jhelum.  Launched in Liverpool in the UK in 1849, the Jhelum suffered damage on its journey from Callao to Dunkirk around Cape Horn, while carrying a caro of guano for use as...

  15. Add Argentine War Cemetery to your Itinerary

    Argentine War Cemetery

    Darwin, East Falkland

    Located near Darwin settlement on East Falkland, the Argentine Cemetery contains graves marked with individual white crosses, many adorned with rosaries and flowers. It is flanked on the south side by a memorial wall with a central figure of the...

  16. Add Royal Marines Monument to your Itinerary

    Royal Marines Monument

    Stanley

    Unveiled in January 2008, this monument is a tribute to the long-standing relationship the Falkland Islands have with the Royal Marines which dates back to 1765. The monument marks the 175th anniversary of the restoration of British rule in the...

  17. Add HMS Sheffield Memorial to your Itinerary

    HMS Sheffield Memorial

    Sea Lion Island

    Located on a southern cliff on Sea Lion Island in the southeast of the archipelago, a large cross commemorates the sinking of the destroyer, HMS Sheffield, hit by an Exocet missile on 4th May 1982. At the foot of the cross is a small wall protecting...

  18. Add Port Howard Museum to your Itinerary

    Port Howard Museum

    Port Howard, West Falkland

    Opened in 1996, the Port Howard Museum is part of the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust. Situated alongside Port Howard Lodge in the centre of the settlement, the distinctive semi-circular Nissan Hut houses a collection of 1982 war...

  19. 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.

  20. Add HMS Glamorgan Memorial to your Itinerary

    HMS Glamorgan Memorial

    Stanley

    Situated at Hookers Point, close to Surf Bay, the long white sand beach to the east of Stanley, the magnificent HMS Glamorgan memorial was unveiled in 2011. Although the ship did not sink, lives were lost on the Glamorgan which was badly damaged by...

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