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Address: Longwood, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha STHL 1ZZ
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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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This was Napoleon's permanent residence after his exile following his defeat at Waterloo. He lived here until his death in 1821. It is a beautiful spot in Longwood and costs 10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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493 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was Napoleon's permanent residence after his exile following his defeat at Waterloo. He lived here until his death in 1821. It is a beautiful spot in Longwood and costs 10 pound for entry per person, which gives access to the house, the gardens, Napoleon's tomb until his body was disinterred and taken to Paris, and also to the Briar's... More 

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Cut Off, Louisiana
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St. Helena was a stop on our trans-Atlantic cruise. during our tour of the island with Horizons Tours we visited Longwood House. Our stop on the island was a Sunday so normally the house is closed. But, we were fortunate enough to have at least the front portion of the home open for us to tour. The gardens around the... More 

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Thank Lane C
Woking
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Imagine getting back to the UK and telling people you have been to St Helena. Most won't know where it is, but a few will know that it was the place of Napoleon's exile and a few may even know you can visit his house. Imagine the embarrassment of having to say that you hadn't visited it ! So we... More 

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Thank Peter W
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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151 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Thank Martin P
Greater Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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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264 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 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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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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74 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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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Thank Geoffrey I
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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