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Date: Wednesday June 19, 2019 at 1:25pm

Falkland Islands

“Imagine a silence that is only broken by the call of the birds, and your own footsteps as you explore these beautiful islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. One of the last great wilderness destinations where your trip becomes an adventure.”

Where could you visit in The Falkland Islands?

  • 1982 Memorial Wood – Stanley Cemetery

The memorial wood is an area set aside to commemorate members of the British Forces who served and died during the 1982 Falklands War. Trees have been planted in memory of each of the British servicemen killed during the war.

  • Paloma Beach – Port San Carlos

Paloma Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand and home to a variety of wildlife. It is also known for Gentoo and Magellanic penguins as they breed here, and many other sea and shore birds can be seen. West of the coastline you can discover small coves with rockpools.

  • 1914 Battle Memorial – Stanley

The memorial commemorates the Battle of the Falklands, fought between British and German fleets in 1914. A figure of Victory faces east, looking out to sea towards the site of the battle.

  • George and Barren Islands

George Island has a large colony of sealions, Magellanic penguins, southern giant petrels and sooty shearwaters. Barren Island also has sealions, elephant seals, Gentoo penguins, southern giant petrels, Cobb’s wren and striated caracaras.

Hotels and Restaurants:

  • Sea Lion Lodge – The only hotel on the Sea Lion Island. It is welcoming and homely with en-suites in every room and offers spectacular wildlife on the door step… http://www.sealionisland.com/the-lodge/the-lodge.php
  • Mountain View Cottage, Weddell Island – Mountain View Cottage is a traditional farm worker’s cottage, sleeping up to 8 people, and with stunning views over the mountains… http://www.weddellisland.com/accommodation/
  • The Pale Maiden B&B, Stanley – Each of the 4 bedrooms is unique and has its own character, designed with guests’ comfort and relaxation in mind… http://www.thepalemaiden.com/
  • Victory Bar, Stanley – Opened in October 1946, the third oldest bar in the Falkland Island… http://www.victorybar.com
  • The Waterfront Kitchen Café, Stanley – The Waterfront is a small boutique hotel and café situated in central Stanley just steps away from local amenities and attractions… https://www.waterfronthotel.co.fk/

For more information on things to do, places to stay, places to eat and everything about the Falkland Islands… https://www.falklandislands.com/

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