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Excellent house and tour

Booked the tour through the tourist office in Jamestown. Taken around the Governors house with many... read more

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Fascinating Tour

The tour of Plantation House is a must. Only open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings remote book via... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
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The Governor's house and home to the island's oldest resident - Jonathan the Tortoise.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the tour through the tourist office in Jamestown. Taken around the Governors house with many more rooms open to the public under the current Governor. Coffee and cake at the end of the tour which was very interesting and led by Debby. The library...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

The tour of Plantation House is a must. Only open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings remote book via the tourist office in Jamestown Debbie Yon tells you all about the history and governors of St Helena and you see all but the private rooms. Highlight...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Had a wonderful day going round the house, very informative and the guide (Debbie) was fantastic. Got a nice cup of St Helena coffee and cake at the end and a tour of the paddock ( at the front of the house ) where Jonathan...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stephenk182
Reviewed November 27, 2018

This beautiful mansion can be visited (make an appointment at the Tourism Bureau in Jamestown). Debbie Sproud will show you around the house and garden. A lot of history, nice artifacts and a nice peek into the lives of dozens of Governors during centuries. Only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohannesNL023
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The present (2018) Governor of St. Helena is allowing public visits to her official residence and it is certainly worth a visit. The entrance hall features the usual large Royal portraits, the dining room is attractive, the sitting room bright and airy, the library an...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AlistairBurrow
Reviewed July 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AKS1005
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!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Austin E
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank James M
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