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Mesmerising.. and a good photo op too!

It is hard not to miss the shipwrecks around Stanley. To see one was amazing, but to see multiple... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
From the past

A lovely subject for photography or even a water colour if you are so inclined. The rotting hulks... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Warrnambool, Australia
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| Walebone Cove, Stanley, East Falkland FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the icons of Stanley such as the whalebones outside the cathedral. It's well worth a visit, particularly as part of a loop to take in Gypsy Cove, the Airport (and it's craters) and the totem pole but it's doubtful that you...More

Thank mudcow
Reviewed July 20, 2018

It is hard not to miss the shipwrecks around Stanley. To see one was amazing, but to see multiple rotting hulks was like jumping into the pages of a history book. The Lady Elizabeth Shipwreck is clearly the most dominant in the harbour with her...More

Thank FlyingTheCoop
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I visited the Falklands twice - Once in 1982 and again in 1986. This shipwreck is in such good condition considering the number of years it has rested in Whalebone Cove. If you are ever in Port Stanley, then this is certainly worth visiting. You...More

1  Thank Paul Y
Reviewed April 12, 2018

A lovely subject for photography or even a water colour if you are so inclined. The rotting hulks ships in the bay have a strange attraction and attract all sorts of seabirds.

Thank travellerX49
Reviewed March 29, 2018

An amazing sight and tells you so much about the whole place's economy. Dramatic destination for all ages.

Thank Liz65S
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Part of the tourist trail that most people do when in Stanley. There is a good information board which will give you the history of the wreck. An excellent photo opportunity.

Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Stark reminder of the not so distant past. It would be best to get a local or a tour guide to tell you a bit about the history. There are still bullet holes to be found around town. Interesting that the ship has been left...More

Thank Wattetiparoch
Reviewed January 24, 2018

We enjoyed seeing this and learning that before the Panama Cancel was built that this was the the route by sea round Cape orn to the San Francisco Gold Rush and then later to the Australian Gold Rush and this was here ships were repaired...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

This shipwreck is quite a sight to behold and one can take many noteworthy photographs here. Note the shuttle to gypsy cove will not stop here (it just passed by) so you’ll need to find transportation to it if you wish to stay a while...More

1  Thank Harbridgetrek
Reviewed January 6, 2018

As a harbor, Stanley had lots of small wooden boats, the boats of the times, stopping by to refuel and restock or to repair their ships. Because of the ice bergs and rocks, many would capsize and sink. It is estimated that 120 ships were...More

1  Thank Sa-i44
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Tony H
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Response from Paul Y | Reviewed this property |
I believe that to restore this ship would cost a fortune, and her condition is so poor, it would be impossible. So sad, but there it is.