As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered ashore. (25 minutes) Zodiacs are often used. The tender pier is centrally located.
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Stanley, formerly known as Port Stanley, is the capital of the Falkland Islands. This city was founded in 1843, and today is home to more than 3000 people.
Stanley is a small city, so walking is probably the best option for seeing the sites
The Falkland Islands Museum. Extensive information about the 1982 conflict, as well as history of the Falklands and some exhibits on Falkland Islands flora & fauna.
Christ Church Cathedral. This cathedral is the southernmost cathedral in the world. The much-photographed arch in front of the cathedral is made from the jawbones of two blue whales.
Stop at the tourist station at the pier for a town map and follow the Stanley harbor Maritime History Trail.
Gypsy Cove. A fifteen minute drive from town that can be easily arranged by taxi, Gypsy Cove is often the first place that visitors to the Falklands will encounter penguins. Many shuttles exist from the port to Gypsy Cove. They are 20 pounds return trip and run every 20 minutes from both sides.
Philatelic Bureau, Ross Road, Falkland Islands stamps and first-day covers are known throughout the world and can be purchased directly from the Philatelic Bureau.
There are two main supermarkets in Stanley, The West Store and The Seafish Chandlery. The west store is situated in the centre of Stanley, the Seafish Chandlery is located close to the Main harbour (FIPASS).
There are various bars and restaurants dotted around Stanley and there is also a small café on the premises of the Falkland Islands museum which is located at the Historic dock yard.
The Falklands pound equals one pound sterling and notes and coins are similar, except in design, to those of UK. British money circulates freely in the Islands. There are no automatic cash machines.
Falklands currency cannot be exchanged for Sterling or other currencies outside the Islands.
Public Holidays – The following are holidays
New Years Day – 1st January
Liberation Day – 14th June
Peat Cutting Monday – The first Monday in October
HM The King’s Birthday – 14th November
Battle Day – 8th December
Christmas Day – 25th December
Boxing Day – 26th December
Christmas Holiday – 27th December
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