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Plantation House, St Helena Island

Plantation House

Early Governors of St. Helena both lived and worked within The Castle. The area known as “The Plantation” was merely a farm, or ‘plantation’, for the...
Napoleons Tomb

Napoleon’s Tomb

Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile on St. Helena on 5th May 1821.  In his will Napoleon asked to be buried on the banks of the Seine, but the British Governo...
Longwood House, St Helena Island

Longwood House

Longwood House was the residence of Napoleon Bonaparte, during his exile on St. Helena from 10th December 1815 until his death on 5th May 1821. It is situated...
Jacob's Ladder, St Helena Island

Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder is a run of 699 steps, up from Jamestown in the floor of the valley to the fort at Ladder Hill on the western valley slope. It is one of the 7...
Heart Shaped Waterfall, St Helena Island

Heart Shaped Waterfall

Heart Shaped Waterfall is one of the Seven Wonders of St. Helena.  It is a 90m (295ft) waterfall which runs mostly in the winter and early spring, fed by the ...
Diana's Peak

Diana’s Peak National Park

Diana’s Peak is is highest place on our island, and also one of the more interesting. Diana’s Peak is not alone - it’s part of a range of three summits, ...
Castle Gardens, St Helena Island

Castle Gardens

Castle Gardens, in the heart of Jamestown, is a great place to just sit and watch the world bustle by.  Situated outside the Castle buildings; it’s just up...
Longwood house, St Helena Island

7 Wonders of St Helena

In May 2008 the Tourist Office suggested that the island should identify 7 Wonders of St. Helena with the aim to “showcase seven iconic or historic place...
St Pauls, St Helena Island

St Pauls

St Paul's has around 20% of the island’s population living there, making it the second most populous district (after Half Tree Hollow). Housing areas includ...
Sandy Bay, St Helena Island

Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay is a valley in the south of the island, leading south-east from the heights of the Diana’s Peak range to the sea. Although you might expect its ex...