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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 Historical Must See

We took the opportunity to visit whilst a cruise ship was visiting the island. The grounds are well kept and you are greeted at the main door of the house. Each room (and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took the opportunity to visit whilst a cruise ship was visiting the island. The grounds are well kept and you are greeted at the main door of the house. Each room (and narrative provided by a local guide) is interesting and informative, providing a good idea of what life must have been like for islands famous prisoner/exile.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The residence of Napoleon Bonaparte when the British sent him into exile in 1815. Since 1858, Longed House has been faithfully maintained by the French Government. Today, it is a step back to a bygone era. Among the items on display is Napoleon's death mask. It is quite a long walk to Napoleon's original grave and it was raining when... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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239 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 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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105 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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60 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 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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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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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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