Attractions

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 Walk in Stanley

Maritime History Trail

Information panels point out some of Stanley Harbour’s most interesting ship remains. For example, William Shand, Snow Squall and Egeria are all incorporated into the Falkland Island Company’s East Jetty, visible fr…
Museum in Stanley

Falkland Islands Museum

Open whenever tour ships are in port, the museum building was constructed for the Argentine representative of LADE (Lineas Aereas del Estado; an airline operated by the Argentine air force), which operated air servi…
Cemetery in Stanley

Stanley Cemetery & Memorial Wood

At the east 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 commo…
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 the Argentine commander Menendez during the 1982 occupation.…
Landmark 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…
Landmark 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,…