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Such a nice place to visit. The house is amazing and countryside so tidy and beautiful. May be the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Isabelle D
Comerio, Italy
Well worth a visit

Plantation House is the working residence of St. Helena's Governor. Entry is by guided tours of the... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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The Governor's house and home to the island's oldest resident - Jonathan the Tortoise.
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha STHL 1ZZ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a nice place to visit. The house is amazing and countryside so tidy and beautiful. May be the oldest tortoise lives here :Jonathan, visibile in the garden of Plantation House

Thank Isabelle D
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Plantation House is the working residence of St. Helena's Governor. Entry is by guided tours of the house must be booked through the St Helena tourist office in Jamestown - I'd suggest you do this as soon as you can because they can only take...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

The house is the governor's official home. There are two resident large tortoises, including Jonathan, believed to be the world's oldest living animal!

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

The house itself is now open to the public on Tuesday and Friday mornings (check this for updates), although I didnt go in this time. The house is the accomodation of St Helena's Governor, currently Lisa Phillips. But the grounds are more interesting for me....More

Thank elouise36
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Had the chance to take the guided tour of the house. A working residence, the Governor lives here and holds charity and tourism functions here. Also, take the chance to see Jonathan the tortoise. At over 185 years old, he is probably the oldest living...More

Thank James M
Reviewed January 26, 2016 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...More

Thank Rvwr2012
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...More

Thank Martin P
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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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...More

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