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  1. 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...

  2. Add Solar System Sculpture Walk to your Itinerary

    Solar System Sculpture Walk

    Stanley

    Designed and constructed by local sculptor and artist Rob Yssel, this 1:1 billion scale model is made from recycled local materials and is the only one of its kind. All the planets are in line of sight and the sun sculpture can be seen from every...

  3. Add Christ Church Cathedral to your Itinerary

    Christ Church Cathedral

    Stanley

    The most southerly Anglican cathedral in the world, the iconic Christ Church Cathedral was consecrated in 1892 by the first Bishop of the Falkland Islands, Waite Hockin Stirling. This historic building features a cathedral tower with a ring of five...

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Add Antarctic Monument (Southern Element) to your Itinerary

    Antarctic Monument (Southern Element)

    Stanley

    The Antarctic Monument is dedicated to the 28 men and one woman of the British Antarctic Survey who have died in the Antarctic since the first permanent research base was established in 1944. The monument is located in the Historic Dockyard and its...

  8. 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...

  9. Add Post Office Museum to your Itinerary

    Post Office Museum

    Fox Bay, West Falkland

    A museum that displays the history of the Post Office at Fox Bay. Displays include a counter with postal artifacts, old wooden mail boxes and mail bags, the old Post Office safe, and other historical items dating back to 1899.

  10. Add Port Harriet Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Port Harriet Nature Reserve

    East Falkland

    Port Harriet is located close to Stanley, the Islands’ capital, on East Falkland. Gentoo penguins breed here and many other birds can be seen including southern giant petrels, skuas, turkey vultures, rock cormorants, kelp gulls and Falklands...

  11. 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;...

  12. 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...

  13. Add Historic Dockyard Museum to your Itinerary

    Historic Dockyard Museum

    Stanley

    Located on Ross Road, in Stanley, the Historic Dockyard Museum contains many exhibits of social and maritime interest and is a “must-see” for all visitors. Life in the past is exemplified though farming stories, items for entertainment and...

  14. Add Narrows Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  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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