Falkland Islands Attractions: 5 Places To See

The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), an archipelago country located in the South Atlantic Ocean, are one of the most popular tourism destinations in South American geography. Due to its location close to the Antarctic continent, the best time to visit the Falklands may be the period covering the summer months, when fairly cold weather prevails during the winter months. The culinary culture and festivals of the Falkland, which are linked to the United Kingdom in the Foreign Office, also bear the mark of the United Kingdom. That’s why it’s hard for those who’ve been to the UK before to get used to the Falklands.

1. Sea Lion Island

Falkland Islands Attractions: 5 Places To See

Sea Lion Island was designated a National Nature Reserve in 2017. Located 14 kilometres east of East Falkland, this island is one of the breeding and habitat of marine mammals such as sea lions and elephant seals. The island is also home to numerous species of birds and plants.

2. Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is located in the city of Stanley, the capital of the country. This historic church, which also has a picture on paper coins in the country, was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Built between 1890 and 1892, this house of worship also features a whale belt monument made from a blue whale jaw to commemorate the centenary of British rule in the country.

3. Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust

Falkland Islands Attractions: 5 Places To See

The Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust is a museum established to promote conservation and conservation awareness of the region’s history and heritage for future generations. The museum is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country, displaying many important artifacts and items that reveal the Falkland’s cultural and historical past.

4. Gypsy Cove

Gypsy Cove, a wilderness area 6.5 km from the capital Stanley, is part of the Cape Pembroke Peninsula, a National Nature Reserve. There is also a small Bay famous for its sandy beach in this area, where many animal species such as Magellanic penguins and sea lions come to the area decently.

5. Sapper Hill Memorial

Falkland Islands Attractions: 5 Places To See

Having a strategic value due to its proximity to the capital, Sapper Hill was of considerable importance during the Falklands War. The Sapper Hill Memorial in East Falkland also commemorates the nine soldiers who died in June 1982.

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