City Walking Tour

2 hours | Falkland Islands (Stanley) | P S Y - 3 8 0
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Points of Interest

  • Historic Dockyard Museum
  • Christ Church Cathedral/Whalebone Arch
  • Battlefield Sites
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

The colorful seaside town of Stanley on the windswept tip of East Falkland Island is steeped in natural and military history.
The guided walking tour that takes you to see the highlights of this ruggedly beautiful corner of the world.

Your excursion begins at the Jetty Visitors Centre in town where you will be greeted by a friendly guide who will lead you during your exploration. As you make your way to the center of town, you'll encounter reminders of the city's heritage as a British outpost, such as red phone boxes and several distinctly English pubs!

Your guide will narrate your journey, pointing out areas of interest such as the 19th century Christ Church Cathedral, the most southerly Anglican cathedral in the world. See the mizzen mast of the SS Great Britain on Victory Green, the 1982 Battle Memorial, Government House with it's beautiful gardens, and the 1914 memorial.

You'll walk past the Liberation Monument, a tribute to the 255 British Troops who gave their lives during the 1982 conflict. As you take in its solemn beauty, your guide will explain why Britain and Argentina went to war to settle a longstanding dispute over ownership of these remote islands.

As you continue west along the water's edge, you will come upon the rambling yet elegant Government House. Built in the 1840's it was 1859 before the first Governor took up residence here.

Past the Government House is the 1914 War Memorial which commemorates the Battle of the Falklands fought between the British and German fleets on December 8th 1914. Learn about the annual parade in remembrance of this battle.

Cap off your walking tour with a visit to The Historic Dockyard & Museum. This brand new complex offers an astounding amount of information about the social and natural history of the Falklands. Mock-ups of a Victorian kitchen and a 1930's community store give a sense of life during bygone eras. There are exhibits that outline the Islands' involvement in both World Wars as well as the 1982 conflict. A Natural History Room displays rock samples, fossils and mounted bird species of the area. Peek inside the Reclus Hut, located outside the museum. Relocated from the Antarctic, it offers a glimpse into the life of early explorers who traveled to this remote corner of the world.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship on a guided walking tour of Stanley and visit the Cathedral

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
1000
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Christ Church Cathedral

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

View various Stanley Highlights

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit the Government House

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit the Liberation Monument

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour finishes at the Historic Dockyard & Museum

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes