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Longwood House

Address: St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The home where Napoleon lived in exile from France from December 1815 to his death in 1821.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The home where Napoleon lived in exile from France from December 1815 to his death in 1821.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

i visited this place some years ago, so the dates are incorrect...we took an old bus around the island trip,one of the stops was longwood house..a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting piece of history.. i would say its a must see, but if your going to travel all the way to this remote island i am guessing that this would be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The house is beautifully maintained as are the gardens. The whole presentation of the house enables one to have an idea of what Napoleon must have experienced during his years on St Helena. The house somehow seems to be more a home than many of the homes of famous people which have become museums and thus seems to easier to... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Longwood is where Napoleon lived out his exile, so is a key part of island and international history. Great tours by local guides that take you right around the House, and beautiful gardens. Important works going on that will bring the House right up to date for the bi-centenary of Napoleon's exile. And don't miss walking round the local area... More 

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Brisbane
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95 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a key part of St Helena's history and is definitely worth visiting. There is a daily tour at 11am and the tour guides are very informative. It is interesting to see where Napoleon spent the last few years of his life but unfortunately all the original furniture has gone back to France for restoration and one wonders if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

Beautifully preserved, Longwood House is a must on any visit to St Helena. It's included on most of the Island tours. There are some wonderful exhibits including the billiard table, portraits, original furniture and excellent replicas of his death bed and death mask. The surrounding gardens provide a lovely setting and are well worth wandering round.

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Walferdange, Luxembourg
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

Great guided tour. Very important - you can't just show up at the house, must book a tour in advance. When I was on the way there, tour operators had sign-up lists near the ship's reception area.

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