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Whalebone Arch

Ross Street, Stanley, East Falkland FIQQ1ZZ, Falkland Islands
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Photo opportunity

Not much to do but good photo opportunity with this historic monument to remember the whaling... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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Strangely familiar...

...if you're from Whitby! And the fact of the town twinning, explained in the museum, then makes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin A
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Ross Street, Stanley, East Falkland FIQQ1ZZ, Falkland Islands
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not much to do but good photo opportunity with this historic monument to remember the whaling history of the island

Thank jacqui3744
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...if you're from Whitby! And the fact of the town twinning, explained in the museum, then makes sense. Worth spending some time in both places.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Whalebone Arch is right beside the Christ Church Cathedral. It is a very nice monument that adds a fitting ambience to the town. Very photogenic with the harbor or the church as background!

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well kept attractive area that fits perfectly within the community. Looks well beside the church.

Thank shielah4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The size of these two blue whale jaw bones is quite amazing, it is a fitting tribute to a thankfully bygone era of “whaling” and the centenary of the Falklands. It is easy to access on a walk around this picturesque town, but dress for...More

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique and striking. The Whalebone Arch is a very fitting way to commemorate the centenary of continuous British administration in the Falklands. It is sited on a well cared for site, adjacent to the cathedral. It was constructed in 1933 from the jawbones of two...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Whalebone Arch is an Historical site situated in Stanley Falkland Islands and was erected in 1933 from two sets of jaw bones from the Blue Whale. They have been a tourist attraction of all the international tourists for many years and is possibly the...More

Thank Robin G
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The Whalebone Arch is to the side of the church and is quite impressive. At present one can still walk up to it and even sit wound inside the Arch without raising an issue. An important landmark for your visit to Stanley and don’t forget...More

Thank Walter f
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The whalebone arch is a momument in its self to a time long ago. The gardens are very pleasant and there picnic tables so you can take a breath before you continue exploring this quaint old town

Thank Kelpercarol01
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Whalebone Arch was built in 1933 to commemorate the centenary of British rule in the Falkland Islands. The perfect back drop to this amazing structure, built from the jaws of two Blue Whales, is the iconic Christ Church Cathedral which was consecrated in 1892....More

Thank Brenda B
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