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Address: St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Description: The home where Napoleon lived in exile from France from December 1815 to...
The home where Napoleon lived in exile from France from December 1815 to his death in 1821.
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A must see whilst on St Helena

A trip to St Helena would not be complete without visiting Longwood House where Napoleon spent his final years. The nicely restored house is fairly compact, a guided tour taking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Robin R
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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234 reviews 234 reviews
45 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A trip to St Helena would not be complete without visiting Longwood House where Napoleon spent his final years. The nicely restored house is fairly compact, a guided tour taking about 40 minutes. No photography is allowed inside the building. If you want to visit Longwood House, best check opening times first with the Tourist Information Office. It seems that,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were surprised how small and cramped this house is. It is easy to imagine Napoleon walking in the gardens and looking down at the camp of the soldiers who had been assigned to guard him. You can get some sense of the isolation he must have felt.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

this is really a amazing place and was great to get to see this face to face being from a country with so much history its good to find a place so small and so full of wonders and history the people here is amazing and very friendly i just had to go back one more time i would tell... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is the place where the British government sent Napoleon on remote St Helena in the South Atlantic. It's a very interesting house, the British allowed Napoleon and his associates very generous conditions, top quality wines and foods. Napoleon died on the island, it's well worth visiting his tomb, it's located nearby and accessed along a long path from the... More 

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Dartmoor Prison was built to house French prisoners during the Napoleonic war and this reviewer was aware of that and expected Longwood House to be a grimmer but tropical version of Dartmoor Prison. However this was not the case and Longwood House is a L-shaped bungalow with a veranda/ stoep which would be totally unremarkable and like thousands of others... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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280 reviews 280 reviews
116 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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