Places

High Knoll Fort, St Helena Island

High Knoll Fort

High Knoll Fort stands 584 metres (1,916 ft) above sea level and is the largest, most prominent and most complete of the forts and military installations on the...

Halley’s Observatory

Site of Edmund Halley’s observatory who arrived in 1673 to map the stars of the Southern Hemisphere.  Provides great views of Longwood.   Halleys...

Museum of St Helena

The museum is managed by the Saint Helena Heritage Society. It is housed in a late-18th-century stone building, formerly the old power station, at the foot of...

The Millennium Forest

The Millennium Forest is a project in the North-Eastern corner of St. Helena to recreate the Great Wood that existed before colonisation. When the British co...
Boer Cemetery, St Helena Island

Boer Cemetery

Cemetery of the Boer Prisoners that were imprisoned on St. Helena and died between 1900 and 1902 during the Anglo Boer war in South Africa. There is also a Bapt...
St James Church, St Helena Island

St James Church

St. James’ Church is situated in Jamestown and is the oldest Anglican Church in the southern hemisphere.  St James Church was founded in 1674 (a new build...
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...