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Address: St Helena Island, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha STHL 1ZZ
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The Governor's house and home to the island's oldest resident - Jonathan...

The Governor's house and home to the island's oldest resident - Jonathan the Tortoise.

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This the Governor's residence, set in its own grounds in the central west of the island, it was built in the 1790s by the East India Company for its Governor. It's not open to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This the Governor's residence, set in its own grounds in the central west of the island, it was built in the 1790s by the East India Company for its Governor. It's not open to the public but it is a very fine looking building and there is access to the gardens (which gives fine views of the house) to see... More 

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St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The attraction is a view of the house (locally a talking point of whether it should be open to the public) and using a 200-300m walkway to see the islands oldest resident - Jonathan a Giant Tortoise and his companions. There are also views over the valley of the garden/allotments used to grow fruit and vegetables. Certainly worth a stop... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I manage to get a private tour of the house and also saw the famous Johnathon. Really a amazing place to see and also manage to meet the governor really nice person thank you Debbie for taking me on the tour

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

You need to book ahead, but I thoroughly recommend a tour around Plantation House - oozing with history including the chandalier that used to be in Napoleon's residence (Longwood House). The Island's first lady takes the tour and so gives a fascinating insider's account of living at this Georgian home, plus what it's like living on a remote island. Make... More 

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