Stanley, Falkland Islands Cruise Port

Stanley, which is also known as Port Stanley is the capital of Falkland Islands. It is the only town in the group of islands that is made up of 778 islands. It is also home to a majority of the population that resides in the region. The population of humans is outnumbered by those of the penguins and sheep that are estimated to be 1 million and half a million respectively. It is the main shopping centre on the islands and it is also the hub of the road network of East Falkland. The town is a popular tourist destination, which is attributed to a multitude of things including its attractions. Listed below are some of the activities and features that people cruising to Stanley, Falkland Islands will certainly enjoy:
 
  • Travellers who are interested in the natural and cultural history of the region should visit Falkland Islands Museum. It is run by the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust (FIMNT), which also takes care of and protects multiple structures and sites of historical and archaeological importance.
     
  • The Government House that is located in Stanley is a listed building. This means that it has been included in the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. A visitor can learn more about the region’s history by visiting the building.
     
  • The harbour and surrounding waters are known to contain numerous shipwrecks that can be traced back to the 19th century. This is partly attributed to the rough seas and high winds. In addition, 20 of them can be seen from the town during a low tide.
     
  • Fans of horse racing should definitely make their way to the Stanley Racecourse. It hosts a two-day horse racing meeting annually on the 26th and 27th of December. The races that are held during the holiday period have been held at the venue for over 100 years.

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