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View of Port Stanley with boat and homes in background
View of Port Stanley with boat and homes in background
Christ Church Cathedral in Port Stanley

Named after Edward Stanley, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies when the settlement began in 1843, it became the capital in 1845. Port Stanley is home to the world’s most southerly Cathedral – Christ Church. The arch in front is said to be the most photographed sight in the islands: it is made from the jawbones of two blue whales. The Islands Museum has extensive displays on the 1982 conflict with Argentina, as well as exhibits about the islands’ history, flora and fauna.
A stroll outside the town gives the chance to experience the stunning scenery and wildlife. The unpolluted air makes it possible to see even distant mountains clearly and the wildlife – penguins may come to inspect you – is astonishing in its variety. And after the walk there should be time for a drink in one of the two pubs in town.
 

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