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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. Add Darwin Corral to your Itinerary

    Darwin Corral

    Darwin, East Falkland

    The carefully restored stone corral retains much evidence of the lives of early settlers from the 1830s with 'galpon' and turf walls.

  7. Add Tabernacle Church to your Itinerary

    Tabernacle Church

    Stanley

    The Tabernacle was built from a Victorian kit building in 1892 as a place for non-conformist worship, now the United Free Church.

  8. 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...

  9. Add Port Egmont - First Settlement to your Itinerary

    Port Egmont - First Settlement

    Saunders Island

    Saunders Island is historically significant as the the location of the first British settlement, established on 23rd January in 1765. Remains of the buildings can be explored along with a plaque marking the spot where the Union Flag was first...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  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 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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.  

  16. Add Victory Green to your Itinerary

    Victory Green

    Stanley

    Situated in central Stanley, the Islands’ capital on East Falkland, Victory Green is an attractive stretch of land alongside the harbour wall. This is a lovely place to sit on a sunny day, with views to the north side of Stanley Harbour with wooden...

  17. Add Bodie Creek Bridge to your Itinerary

    Bodie Creek Bridge

    Darwin, East Falkland

    Located a few miles southwest of Goose Green on East Falkland, Bodie Creek Bridge is believed to be the world’s most southerly suspension bridge. Opened in 1925, the bridge was constructed to shorten the journey time moving sheep from Lafonia, an...

  18. Add North Arm Settlement Museum to your Itinerary

    North Arm Settlement Museum

    North Arm, East Falkland

    North Arm Settlement Museum was established in 2005 by a small group of workers from the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust. The idea for this excellent little museum, which explores the history of the area and of agriculture, came from...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...