Attractions

Top Choice Church in Stanley

Christ Church Cathedral

The great peat slip of 1886, a landslide which killed two people and damaged numerous buildings, wiped out Stanley’s Holy Trinity Church. The foundation stone for its replacement was laid in 1890 and the new, massiv…
Historic Site in Port Louis

Grave of Matthew Brisbane

Vernet’s lieutenant Matthew Brisbane was murdered by gauchos after British naval officer JJ Onslow left him in charge of Port Louis in August 1833. In 1842 James Clark Ross dug up Brisbane’s body from the rough grav…
Museum in Stanley

Falkland Islands Museum

Open whenever tour ships are in port, this museum contains artifacts from everyday life, natural-history specimens and a fine collection relating to the islands’ shipwrecks. Outside displays include the Reclus Hut, …
Cemetery in Stanley

Stanley Cemetery & Memorial Wood

At the eastern end of Ross Rd, Stanley Cemetery holds among its graves the tombstones of three young Whitingtons, children of an unsuccessful 19th-century pioneer. Other surnames, such as Felton and Biggs, are as co…
Historic Building in Stanley

Government House

Perhaps Stanley’s most photographed landmark, rambling Government House has been home to London-appointed governors since 1845 and was briefly occupied by Argentine commander Menendez during the 1982 occupation. Gov…
Memorial in Stanley

1914 Battle of the Falklands Memorial

This obelisk, just past Government House, commemorates a WWI naval engagement. On December 8, 1914, nine British ships, refueling in Stanley, quickly responded to the sighting of five German cruisers that had surpri…
Cemetery in San Carlos

British War Cemetery

The immaculate British War Cemetery is close to the edge of San Carlos Water. A total of 252 British servicemen died during the Falklands conflict; the cemetery has just 14 graves from the war. Some casualties remai…
Memorial in Stanley

1982 Falklands War Memorial

In front of the Secretariat on Ross Rd, this wall carries the names of the 252 British military personnel and three Falklands civilians who died in the Falklands War. Designed by a Falkland Islander living overseas,…
Landmark in Stanley

Whalebone Arch

On the small grassy square next to Christ Church Cathedral, the Whalebone Arch was built in 1933 to commemorate the centenary of British rule in the Falklands. Made from the jawbones of two blue whales, it was prese…
Museum in San Carlos

Museum

The excellent small museum in San Carlos chronicles rural life, looks at the islands’ natural history, and covers the Falklands War, in particular the landings from San Carlos Water. Many of the battles took place j…