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 places on St. Helena”. By the end of September after a voting process these 7 were selected as the 7 Wonders of St.Helena…
Are you ready to walk up the 699 steps of Jacob’s Ladder? This landmark of the island’s capital, Jamestown, was built in 1832 and stretches 900ft high! If you conquer the ladder then grab yourself a certificate from the Museum of St. Helena.
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A romantic natural wonder, the Heart-shaped Waterfall is an iconic landmark where water cascades through the middle of a heart shaped cliff face.
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Diana’s Peak National Park
Diana’s Peak is the highest point on St. Helena, being an impressive 823m above sea level. The National Park is home to exotic flora and fauna, including many endemic species and dense tree fern thickets.
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High Knoll Fort
Built in 1790 as a redoubt for the island population in the event of an invasion, High Knoll Fort features a perfect view across St. Helena. High Knoll has a dry moat and drawbridge, with signs of a portcullis, storehouses, tower and embrasures with slit walls.
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Napoleon’s Tomb in Sane Valley is where the great commander chose for his final resting place in 1821. He came across Sane Valley on one of his walks and was delighted with the peaceful landscapes. In 1840, his body was returned to France and placed in L’Hotêl des Invalides in Paris.
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Longwood House was Napoleon’s home during the last years of his life. He took up residence at Longwood House on 10th December 1815 and died six years later while still a prisoner on the island. Today it is a museum owned by the French Government and, featuring exhibits including his death mask, portraits and original furniture. It’s arguably the best Napoleonic Museum in the world.
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St James Church
St. Helena has the oldest Anglican Church in the Southern Hemisphere dating from 1774. This beautiful church is a prominent feature in Jamestown. A visit inside will reveals plaques and tablets depicting the fascinating history of the island.
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