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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Add Port Harriet Stone Corral to your Itinerary

    Port Harriet Stone Corral

    East Falkland

    Corrals were constructed of both stone and turf depending on the site and the availability of materials. They were built by early settlers to the Islands to assist the movement of domesticated animals, originally cattle and later sheep.

  5. 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...

  6. 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.  

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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...

  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 Pioneer Cottages to your Itinerary

    Pioneer Cottages

    Stanley

    Located on Pioneer Row and Drury Street, these cottages were the original colonists' cottages built from 1849 which were brought over in kit form from Britain for the military pensioners who settled on the islands at the time.

  15. Add Lady Elizabeth Shipwreck to your Itinerary

    Lady Elizabeth Shipwreck

    Stanley

    Lying at the east end of Stanley Harbour is Stanley's most imposing and iconic shipwreck. Known as Lady Liz, the ship was launched ain Sunderland in the UK in 1879 and suffered damage whilst rounding Cape Horn in 1913.  She limped into Stanley for...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  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 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...

  20. Add Cape Pembroke Lighthouse to your Itinerary

    Cape Pembroke Lighthouse

    Stanley

    Situated just over seven miles east of Stanley, the lighthouse is located on the most easterly point of the Falklands.  Hiking to the lighthouse takes around three hours; alternatively it can be reached by vehicle along a track.  It is possible to...