St Helena offers so much to do. Here is are recommendation of the top 10 things to do on St Helena.
Diana’s Peak National Park
Also sometimes called the cloud forest, Diana’s Peak is is highest place on our island. It offers stunning views across the St Helena. Primarily an area for natural wildlife, 393 invertebrate species which have been recorded on the Central Peaks, 217 of which exist only in St. Helena, representing more than half of the total number of species across the whole Island. The National Park is made up of 3 summits – Diana’s Peak, Cuckold Point and Mount Actaeon. All of which you can walk to quite easily.
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Heart Shaped Waterfall
One of the Seven Wonders of St. Helena. This is the most loved waterfall on St Helena, it runs mostly in the winter and early spring, fed by the winter rains. In summer it is frequently dry. Owned by the St Helena National Trust, you can enjoy a pleasant afternoon stroll from Jamestown, under the shade of some trees and refreshing breeze at the end.
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St James Church
The oldest Anglican Church in the southern hemisphere. St James Church was founded in 1674.
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One of the 7 Wonders of St. Helena, 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. Situated in the district of Longwood, it offers a fantastic Museum and it beautiful place to visit.
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One of the 7 Wonders of St. Helena, Napoleon’s Tomb is in the Valley of the Willows, now called Sane Valley. A peaceful valley it is a quite reflective place to visit.
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High Knoll Fort
The current fort was built by the Royal Engineers in 1874, but this structure incorporated an earlier fort on the site built in around 1790. 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 island. As a Grade I Listed building and is one of the 7 Wonders of St. Helena it offers stunning views across St Helena.
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St Helena Distillery
The most remote distillery in the world, the ‘St Helena Distillery’ is one of St Helena’s secrets. The distillery uses German-made Holstein spirit distilling equipment imported and installed in 2006 and is run by Head Distiller Paul Hickling. Offering a selection drinks, each tasting great.
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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. Virtually every resident paid for a tree and many of them planted their trees themselves during the first phase of the project – about 3,000 trees. By 2012, about 35 hectares have been planted with 10,000 trees. The total land area designated for reforestation has been extended in the course of the last thirteen years and is now 250 hectares and the reforestation work now in hand is the toughest phase of the entire cycle of events.
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The capital of St Helena, Jamestown is where ships and yachts land when visiting. Where most of the islands shopping is done, and where most people work. There are some excellent examples of British Georgian-era colonial architecture, having been largely un-modernised, and has been proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A pleasure stroll through Jamestown is a must.
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Plantation House is the home of the Governor of St Helena. Built in 1791-2 by the East India Company, the present area of the estate is about 120 acres. Living at Plantation House is possibly the world’s oldest living animal, a Giant Tortoise named Jonathan, resides in the grounds, together with at least five others.
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