Jamestown, St. Helena Cruise Port

Jamestown is the historic chief settlement and capital of the island of Saint Helena, located in the South Atlantic Ocean. To the Northwest of the island lies the main port that serves the island. The city was founded in 1659, when the first English colonists settled on the island. Saint Helena is considered to be the second-oldest remaining British territory, behind Bermuda. Jamestown covers an approximate area of 3.6 square kilometers and holds a population of about 714 people according to data gathered in 2008. Jamestown's city status was granted in 1859 by Queen Victoria, with its official name being the City of James Town. Listed below are some of the recommended experiences and activities that visitors can enjoy after cruising to Jamestown, Saint Helena, United Kingdom:
 
  • Visitors should pay a visit to Jacob's Ladder to learn about the region. This is a staircase that rises from the city center of Jamestown to Half Tree Hollow. The staircase is said to have approximately 699 steps, and was built in the year 1829.
     
  • Those interested in learning more about the city's history should visit the Museum of Saint Helena. The museum is at the foot of Jacob's Ladder in an early 19th century warehouse. It was established in 2002 and displays exhibits of the island's natural and cultural history.
     
  • A visit to the wharf in the city of Jamestown, will reward visitors with the chance to visit the Cenotaph. This structure includes the names of all the Saints that died in the world wars, with a special focus on those who were attacked in James Harbor in 1941.
     
  • Nature lovers should pay a visit to the Castle Gardens. It is a park located behind the city's Castle. The park has some tropical plants and offers glimpses of vegetation endemic to the region. Moreover, it is a good viewpoint of the island's songbirds.
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