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, …
Museum in New Island

Barnard Memorial Museum

This museum incorporates the remains of a rough stone hut built by Captain Barnard, marooned here after an encounter with the crew of a shipwrecked British vessel in 1813. All but two of the shipwreck survivors took…
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,…
Shipwreck in New Island

Protector Wreck

Beached in Settlement Harbour lies Protector, built in Nova Scotia in the late 1930s and early 1940s as a minesweeper for the Canadian navy. She was brought down to the Falklands for a local sealing venture, and was…